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Meet the IL Website Team: Emily Selvidge

What is your role on the committee?

I am one of the web editors of the IL website. The website editorial group is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group.

When did you join and why?

I joined the website sub-group at its inception in 2013. Getting involved in the website editorial team gave me the opportunity to work with other professionals in the UK outside my day-to –day work. It is really rewarding to work with others and I have learnt many new skills through in my website editor role. Information literacy is a large part of my work as a subject librarian and getting involved with a professional information literacy group has really supported me in my work.


What do you do in your committee role?

Alongside the other web editors I contribute to the blog on the IL website, seeking out interesting news items and providing reviews of events. I also deal with website e-mail enquiries I am also responsible for updating and creating new content on the website. At the moment I am working on updating the Research section of the website (new content coming soon!) with Emma Burnett.

What is your day job?

I am subject librarian for Psychology programmes at the University of Roehampton. I deliver information literacy sessions for students and liaise with academic staff to ensure that library resources that students need are available in the library. I also manage and develop the Psychology book and journal collections, making sure they are up to date.

What are your other interests?

I am a big music fan. I particularly enjoy Scottish folk music and try to get up to Scotland at least once a year to go to festivals there and also go to many gigs in London. I really enjoy travelling and seeing and experiencing new cultures. In the past I have visited Southern Africa, the Middle East, India, and North America.

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