Andrew is Grŵp Library and Learning Technology Manager at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. Andrew has been at what was then Coleg Llandrillo since 1999, having previously worked for the British Library and in FE in England. Andrew also manages the Library and Information Studies curriculum at GLLM – teaching on the Foundation Degree and Degree programmes in Library & Information Management.
Andrew is a former Chair of CoFHE and of the Colegau Cymru Learning Resource Managers network. Andrew was editor of Guidelines for Colleges: Recommendations for Learning Resources, London: Facet (2005).
Andrew has managed two JISC funded digital literacy projects – one on student peer e-guides and one on embedding Digital Literacy across FE in North Wales. Andrew has also managed library projects funded by MALD on reader development and the use of social media in FE libraries.
Katrina Hall- Secretary
I currently work as Lead Library & Knowledge Services Manager for Hwyel Dda University Health Board, based at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen. I have over twenty years experience of working with healthcare and medical staff and students within the NHS and Higher Education environments.
In 2015-2016 I completed the pilot CILIP Leadership Programme. I am a Chartered Member of CILIP, revalidating my Chartered status most recently in February 2018. I have recently enrolled for Fellowship of CILIP. I am also a CILIP Mentor.
As Secretary to the Committee I am contact for general enquiries to the group, I liaise with the Chair in passing information to committee members and drawing up meeting agendas, I attend committee meetings, take minutes and ensure our agenda and minutes are available on the group pages. Along with committee colleagues I organise the AGM and work on producing annual reports, I also undertake any additional administrative tasks requested by committee officers.
Outside of work I am a keen gardener, horse rider and book club attendee.
Dylan Hughes- Treasurer
Dylan manages the CILIP Cymru Wales bank account, administers the committee and event collaborators expenses and provides regular updates at each committee meeting.
Juanita Foster-Jones- Mentor Support Officer / Candidate Support Officer
I started my career in academic libraries, working in a Business Library. From there I moved to the Open University where I was a member of the Information Literacy Unit, and helped develop and moderate the OU’s Beyond Google short course, and introduced webinar training programme for the OU Library Service. I then realised my life dream of moving to Wales, thanks to a post as a Teaching Fellow at Aberystwyth University, before joining CILIP as Development Officer for the CILIP VLE. I’m a CILIP mentor, Mentor Support Officer for Wales, and I have a passion for training and development. I’m keen to work with CILIP mentors to help support our members through professional registration. Having recently achieved CILIP Fellowship myself I have an insight into the process from both sides. And when I’m not working I am a gamer, avid crocheting crafter and welsh learner. Dw i’n hapus I siarad gyda chi.
Vikki Killington- Awards Officer
Vikki trained as a librarian in Canada, where she specialised in working with Indigenous communities and resources. She has been working for the Royal College or Nursing in Wales since 2016 and is currently on a secondment with the National Assembly for Wales as their Legal Librarian. Outside of her professional life, she very much enjoys singing, coffee and travel - of which, the latter two at least are easily combined!
Lou Peck- Website Manager/Events Co-ordinator
Lou has been in scholarly communications for the past 18 years collaborating directly with librarians, publishers and intermediaries all over the world. Following a successful career with organisations like British Standards Institution, ProQuest, EBL, Royal Society of Chemistry and Kudos, Lou founded the publishing and marketing consultancy 'The International Bunch' in 2016. Lou is a huge advocate of library teams and the fantastic work they do, and you'll often find her publishing industry research, writing editorial for industry press and blogging/podcasting. She lives in Wales on the less glamorous side of Gower with the mud, cockles and salt marsh lamb but absolutely loves it. Even though Lou is English she has realised who the better team is and now support Wales in rugby!
Beth Hall - Regular Member
Beth Hall has been working at Bangor University since 2012 as an Academic Support librarian. Beth’s key role is in supporting staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students in Natural Sciences and Engineering to find the information they need for learning, teaching and research. Beth also has a role in the University supporting researchers with scholarly communication; Open Access publishing; research data management; systematic reviews; publishing Doctoral theses. Beth has been a member of CILIP for over 10 years and has benefited a lot over the years from CILIP opportunities. Beth has two children who are avid readers and are big supporters of our local public libraries on Anglesey and in Gwynedd. Beth enjoys networking and meeting fellow library staff from across Wales, recognising that there is a lot we can learn by sharing across library sectors.
Marlize Palmer- Information and Government Libraries
Marlize Palmer is the Welsh Government’s Chief Librarian, Departmental Records Officer (DRO) and Head of the Knowledge and Information Management KIM) Profession. She has over 30 years experience in the management of libraries, KIM, information & records management services and projects . She is leading a team of information professionals at the Welsh Government where information work is often complex and varied. The Welsh Government has been an early adopter in regards to the transfer of digital information to The National Archives (TNA) and Marlize and her team won the 2015 CILIP Government Information Group’s Award for this ground-breaking work. Marlize Palmer was presented with the UKeiG Information Manager of the Year Award 2016 and was appointed an OBE for services to information management in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Megan Wiley- WHELF representative
I am the Head of Library Services at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD), a role combining my professional and personal interests. My background is in academic libraries but my first role after qualifying as a librarian was in the Careers Service at the University of Bristol. As a result I have retained an interest in student employability and am delighted to be involved in improving our support for this in my current role. I am also interested in professional development for information teams, particularly library assistants, and enjoy leading a small team where we can get involved in all aspects of library work and collaborate with colleagues across the institution; something I love. It is a pleasure to see new people come into the profession or existing staff discover new skills and interests. At the moment we are starting to establish an archive and I’m finally dysgu Cymraeg. Outside work I spend as much time as possible eating vegetarian food and dog-watching in Cardiff’s many parks.
Kristine Chapman- Museum sector representative
After beginning a library career in the academic sector, I joined the Library of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales in 2005, and became the Principal librarian in 2014. I am also honorary librarian of the Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association, and represent the Museum on a number of committees, including the Museum Librarians and Archivists Group (MLAG), and the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF).
Alan Vaughan Hughes- Committee member
Alan Vaughan Hughes is Head of Special Collections at Cardiff University. His main interests include leadership, collaborative networks, civic interaction with library content and everything digital.