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A new Management Team at Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway, University of London

Library Services has a new management team in place as of the 19th January 2009:

John Tuck took up the post of Director of Library Services in August 2008. Previously he had been Head of British Collections at the British Library (2002-2008) and Deputy to the Director of University Library Services and to Bodley’s Librarian in the University of Oxford (1998-2002). For twenty years before that he occupied a number of posts at the John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester, from SCONUL trainee to joint Deputy Librarian.

Coral Black joins the team as Associate Director (Planning and Administration) from Senate House Library where she was Head of Public Services. Prior to this Coral worked in a number of roles at Liverpool John Moores, University of Central Lancashire and Edge Hill University.

The new Associate Director (Academic Support), Matthew Brooke, was previously the Library Services Manager at Royal Holloway, and has led several large improvement projects to Library Services including the refurbishment of part of Founder’s Library, and the introduction of self service in the Founder’s and Bedford Libraries. Matthew also worked very closely on the recent social learning space in the Bedford Library. Previously, Matthew managed the Founder’s library, and had been a liaison librarian for several departments including English, Music and History.

Finally, Tim Wales joins us as Associate Director (E-Strategy) from the Open University Library where he was the Learning & Teaching Librarian Team Leader for the Faculty of Maths, Computing & Technology and, previously, the Open University Business School. Tim’s career has also seen him work in the City as a researcher for an investment bank and as various University of London libraries, having started out in the information profession as a trade journalist in Lowestoft.

The first challenge of the new team and all library staff at Royal Holloway has been the completion of tlc@bedford, a new social learning space now entering its second term. For further details, see the tlc@bedford video at:


Tim Wales
Associate Director (E-Strategy)
Library and Information Services
Royal Holloway University of London

Content of M25 e-bulletin Spring 2009 Edition