Could you introduce yourself, and let us know your job title?
Hi, I’m Debbie. I’m the Information Consultant for Classics, History, Modern Languages, and Music.
How long have you been at RHUL Library?
I’m quite new! I started in January 2017, so it’s only been 9 months!
What is your role within the Library?
I’m the link between the Library and the various departments that I represent, so my role is to make sure that we have the resources that they need for teaching and research. I’m also responsible for making sure that staff & students know how to use the resources that we have, and how to evaluate the information they find. To do this I teach Information Literacy sessions.
Have you always worked in libraries?
Yes, I have (unless you count babysitting as a teenager, or my very glamorous holiday job as a booking clerk for a coach firm when I was at University).
What did you want to be when you were little?
I am pretty sure I wanted to be a ballerina. Then I had dancing lessons and it became apparent that dancing professionally wasn’t going to be the career choice for me.
Do you have any heroes and if you do, why are they your heroes?
I don’t think I do!
What did you study?
I studied Psychology right here at RHUL! Then later I did an MA in Information Services Management.
Do you have a favourite book and why?
It’s Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, because it’s funny, touching, apocalyptic and it makes me think about something different every time I read it.
If you had to be a superhero alter ego, what would they be names and what would your super power be?
I’m rubbish at superhero names, but I think my superpower would be telekinesis. I’d love to be able to make a cup of tea without walking over to the kettle!