I manage two public library branches in Bridgend, plus the local studies one, I start work at 9am, and I try to alternate where I work from as much as possible, in order to keep in touch with colleagues, make sure everyone's happy and motivated, and solve any issues.
I'm Kristine, and I'm the Principal Librarian for Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. I'm based in the Main Library at National Museum Cardiff, but have responsibility for the libraries across all seven of our sites.
Richard Boardman, City of Cardiff Council Neighbourhood Development Librarian ... Llyfrgelloedd Caerdydd / Cardiff Libraries. One of five school assemblies at a local Primary School starts my day at 10am, 225 children in an assembly hall with a phalanx of teachers and TAs along the walls. It’s a weekly assembly where I promote the library services, encourage the kids to attend our after school clubs, or just read a book in general. “And what happens in the library on Thursdays?” I ask. “Table Tennis” they yell back.
For Libraries Week we'll be sharing seven blogposts detailing a day in the life of Librarians in Wales.These posts are an opportunity to delve into the workloads of Health, University, Public Librarians and information professionals supporting their communities and institutions.
I am Isabel Puscas, graduate of the College of Librarianship Wales, who with no formal career plan progressed from departmental librarian (psychology) to post of Chief librarian for an international firm of architects in the hope of being seconded to one of their many overseas offices, but had to be content with weekly trips to their Swansea office! A short spell at the Welsh Office followed, then into the NHS as Health Authority Librarian and 25 years later, two major national NHS Wales reviews, and 3 organisational title changes, I am now a Senior Evidence and Knowledge Analyst within Public Health Wales’ [PHW] Observatory Evidence Service
My name is Mark Hughes, and I’m Head of Library Services at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I’ve been here a little over a year now, and absolutely love my job, the people I work with, and community of people we serve.
My name is Wendy Foster and I’m a Library & Knowledge Services Manager at Hywel Dda University Health Board. My role is to ensure that resources are in place to support all Health Board staff in their work, continuing education and patient care. This includes providing books, journals, and study areas as well as services such as document supply and literature searches.
Thank you WHELF for inviting me to this year’s Gregynog Colloquium. What did I know about the Gregynog Colloquium? Short answer-not a lot, I had been told that it was where members ofWHELF(andHEWIT) annually converge to share experiences, ideas and thoughts, and as a new professional who has only experienced University libraries and services from a student perspective was really looking forward to the presentations and getting to know more about the libraries, librarians and information professionals within Higher Education Sector..
We are looking for a new member to join our committee and become the next CILIP Cymru Wales Award Officer. If you think you would like to take on this role have a look at the role description on ourAwards Officer pageand email us atWales@cilip.org.uk. Here are Helens thoughts on her experience as our current officer: