Jo has a degree in English and American Studies from Birmingham University and a post-graduate diploma in Library and Information Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. During her career she has worked in a range of library and information roles including school librarian, legal information officer, database editor and early years librarian. Most recently she worked as a librarian at Harper Adams University, where she worked closely with the students to develop their research and academic writing skills. She is hoping to use this experience to ensure students at Shrewsbury are well prepared for university.
“I’m very excited to be working in the lovely Moser Library. My first job will be to install a library management system which will provide an online catalogue of the library’s 30,000 books, DVDs, journals and electronic resources. I look forward to working closely with academic staff and students to ensure that library resources meet the needs and interests of the students and that the library becomes an even more useful and appealing centre within the School.”