The library staff

 

Rachel Posaner

Library & Information Services Manager

0121 414 2778

r.d.posaner@bham.ac.uk

Qualifications

BA (Hons) History/Religious Studies, University of Wales, 1995

PG Diploma (with distinction) Library & Information Studies, UCE, 1998

MA Library & Information Studies UCE, 1998

Professional Experience

I started at HSMC in 1999 straight out of library school. I started as a temporary current awareness librarian for 3 months after which time I became a permanent member of staff. In 2002 I became Library & Information Services Manager.

Professional Interests

I have always has been interested in current awareness services, user education, the utilisation of information technology in information management and library marketing and promotional activities.

Additional information

I enjoy reading, cooking, going to the cinema, travelling and running around after my two young kids.

Emma Green

Librarian

0121 414 7060

e.green@adf.bham.ac.uk

Professional qualifications

BA (Hons) Humanities, Nottingham Trent Uni, 1996

MSc Library & Information Management (with distinction) UCE, 2001

Chartered Member of CILIP since 2006  

Registered First Aider since 2010  

Professional experience

I have worked in libraries since 2000 and have experience in the public, charity and education sectors.

For five years I managed a busy Learning Resource Centre at Walsall College before joining the University of Birmingham in 2010. I managed the weekend team over at the Main Library before joining the HSMC Library in August 2012.  

Professional Interests

User education, library marketing and promotional activities, Web 2.0 technologies and customer care.

Additional information

I enjoy travelling, cooking, reading and walking my greyhound Dave (although not all at the same time!).

Wendy Spurr

Library Assistant

0121 414 3672

w.p.spurr@bham.ac.uk

Professional Experience

I started at the HSMC Library in April 2011. I have worked at the University of Birmingham between 1998 and 2010 in a variety of PA and admin roles, including 8 years at HSMC.

Professional Interests

I am responsible for the day to day running of the library including circulation, requests and user training. 

Christian Bohm

Library Assistant

0121 414 3672

j.c.bohm@bham.ac.uk 

Qualifications

Magister Artium: German Literature and Comparative Religious Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany)

MSc Information and Library Studies, Aberystwyth University

Professional Interests

I've worked in a number of UK academic libraries before joining the HSMC, with an emphasis on information sourcing, cataloguing, and the provision of circulation services.

Additional Information 

I am a keen gardener and run the website of a local botanical society. Music, particularly choral music.