Job description in a nutshell
I’m one of the first points of contact for people in the evenings and weekends. I try to help with queries from both staff and students.
Where did you grow up?
What did you do before the library?
I studied for a Master’s Degree in Chemistry before the library. I am studying for a PhD in Catalysis at the moment whilst working in Bute.
Either a Chemistry Journal, a technical book or A Game of Thrones.
Hard copy or electronic?
Electronic for Chemistry, definitely hard copy when in Bute.
What are your favourite things about Cardiff? Any hidden gems that you would recommend?
My favourite things about Cardiff are its size, the people here and the fact it’s much busier than my hometown. Favourite place – Chemistry labs in Main Building.
Best thing about working here at the university
The fact I have met a fantastic array of people that I simply wouldn’t have met had I not come here. I also enjoy the community spirit of the workforce and how nice people are to each other.
Most unusual or surprising library query?
A woman once phoned from America, possibly New York, asking for information about Raptor. I thought this was a prank call but was genuine, Raptor being an initiative of the University to monitor ejournal use.