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M25 SpeedMeet

Welcome to M25 SpeedMeet. Every month we meet someone working in an M25 member institution and ask them to tell us a little bit about themselves.

One of the three strategic themes of the M25 Strategic Plan 2019-2022 is connecting and collaborating through our network. Our aim is to provide a regional network whose members offer multiple perspectives that can inform decision making, and facilitate opportunities for networking and joint working on shared issues. What better way to do this than to meet?

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Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? 

I’m Anna Gillis, Research Support Librarian at the Royal Veterinary College.

What do you most enjoy about your job? 

The variety of tasks involved.

What motivates you in your work? 

The fact that I am helping to make world class research available to the public.

How has/can the M25 Consortium support you in your career? 

I have attended many useful sessions and am a member of  cpd25 Task Group 3. Both these things have presented me with useful networking opportunities.

What would it surprise people to know about you? 

I do sword dancing, have a look here for details: Stevenage Sword Dancers | Facebook

Complete the sentence: If I wasn’t working in a library I would be… spending my time reading books because I like to escape to other worlds as much as possible.

Anna Gillis, Royal Veterinary College, May 2022

To read more SpeedMeet interviews see the links below!

Rachel Geeson, Anglia Ruskin University – Assistant Director, Customer Services

Jennifer Domingo, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – Library Assistant

Christopher Cipkin, Royal Holloway, University of London – Director of Library, Learning Support, & Culture

Emma Wisher, University of Essex – Assistant Director for User Engagement

Louise Ellis-Barrett, British Museum – Librarian Acquisitions and Projects

Paul Johnson, University of Surrey – Director of Library and Learning Services

Sara Burnett, Kingston University – Information Specialist 

Robert Atkinson, Birkbeck, University of London – Director of Library Services

Laura MacCulloch, Royal Holloway, University of London – Curator

Rowan Williamson, UAL – Associate Director of Library Services and Support

Frances Willis, National Art Library at the V&A – Assistant Librarian

Robin Armstrong Viner, Courtauld Institute of Art – Head of Library Services

Adam Edwards, Middlesex University – Library Liaison Manager

Linda Coombs, Buckinghamshire New University – Library and Learning Resources Manager

Liz Pinel, Royal College of Nursing Library and Archive – Customer Services Manager

David Allen, Royal Society of Chemistry – Librarian

Russell Burke, LSHTM – Assistant Librarian

Verity Allison, St George’s, University of London – Journals and E-Resources Librarian