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Meet the Staff – Delyth Morris

29 April 2014

me again for blogWhat is your name and job title?
Delyth Morris – Subject Librarian DENTAL/MEDIC
What are your qualifications?
BA English Literature and Language; MA Information and Library Management
Where did you live as a child?

What do you like best about Cardiff?
I’m a bit of a shopaholic, so I love the shopping in Cardiff! I also think Cardiff has a really good music scene and, for any bands that don’t play here, it’s close enough to Bristol to pop over the bridge and back to catch a gig. Oh and bumping in to Benedict Cumberbatch while he films Sherlock!
What did you do before you worked here?
Libraries, libraries, and more libraries! I worked in public libraries in Florence, Cardiff and Swansea before finding my feet in the academic sector, working in the Bute and Architecture library and in the Health Library. Most recently I worked as an Information Specialist for NICE undertaking literature searches for development of NICE cancer guidelines. Rightly or wrongly, I enjoy the challenge of a literature review; defining and refining search terms and exploring the quirks of different databases. I understand how they can occasionally make you want to hit your head against a brick wall so, if you’re in need of any assistance, please feel free to seek me out and ask me any questions!
What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?
It was probably something about cats…

What do you enjoy reading now? Hard copy or electronic?
After completing a degree in English which focused heavily on Renaissance literature, I struggled to return to reading for enjoyment. However I rekindled it with ‘easy’ reads. I’ve really enjoyed reading the ‘Street Cat Named Bob’ books – did I mention I like cats?!
I’m yet to venture into the world of the Kindle as I prefer to read a hard copy of a text, but for academic purposes I think ebooks are brilliant.
What do you like best about Cardiff Uni Dental Library/Service?
Being new to the Dental Library, I was struck by the personal touch offered by the staff here; they know many of the students by name and know where almost every book is located on the shelf. I also think it’s brilliant that the Health Library is on campus as it offers 24/7 library facilities; I spent many a late night in the library as a student at the University of Liverpool.

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