Could you introduce yourself, and let us know your job title?
My name is Sian and I am the Information Consultant for the Schools of Law, Management and Psychology
How long have you been at RHUL Library?
I will have worked here for two years come October
What is your role within the Library?
I am the Information Consultant for the Schools of Law, Management and Psychology. I liaise with academics and the departments to ensure that we have all the resources that they need for your courses. I teach Information Literacy skills to all students within those departments and also run training courses throughout the year open to all students. I help students with their research problems and when they do not know where to start for their essays.
I also help run the Library Social media accounts (follow us on Twitter @RHUL_Library)
Have you always worked in Libraries?
Whilst I was at University I worked in a lovely ‘old man’ pub and Claire’s Accessories. Then I worked at Waterstones for 18 months before getting my first library job at the British Library when I was 24.
What did you want to be when you were little?
A librarian (my Uncle worked The National Library of Wales and I thought it was so cool there)
What did you study?
I studied Law at undergraduate level and Information Science at Masters level
Do you have a favourite book, and why?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – it is my favourite of the series
If you had a superhero alter ego, what would they be named, and what would your super power be?
The superpower would definitely be flight. I live in South London and it would make commuting much easier if I could just fly here. I am not very imaginative with names, so I would just be The Flying Librarian
Describe working in the library in 3 words
BEST JOB EVER
What advice would you give to a new student?
Come and ask us anything!
A mug of peas made in the microwave with a little butter is a great and cheap snack