This year we will do a series of posts introducing you to the members of the Academic Services Team. This time it is the librarian for Art and Art History, English & Creative Writing, Modern Languages and Theatre, Film and Television Studies.
At work I am interested in how librarians can help students when they find that more is expected of them e.g. when beginning a degree, starting a dissertation or becoming a postgraduate. This coming academic year I plan to spend more time in academic departments so you can ask me questions in passing and I can find out more about how and when we can best help you via training, resources and support. In my spare time I am studying for a Library & Information Masters (part-time by distance learning), adding some theory to the observations and feedback at work.
In the gaps between work and study I like to walk the hills, cook with chilli peppers and listen to the Archers and Radiohead (but not at the same time). When I get the chance I also love ballroom-dancing and karaoke.
Recipe: lively breakfast
I make a cheese omelette by adding whisked eggs to the frying pan, cooking for a minute or two then topping with cheese and pushing the pan under the grill until the cheese bubbles and the omelette puffs up.
De-seed and chop one fresh chilli (for 2 people) and scatter over the cheese before grilling. Makes the morning go with a bang!
Update (July 2014): Joy is no longer the librarian for history.