Coffee Meeting

Meet the ILG Comms Team: Maria Preshaw

What is your role on the committee?                                                                                                   

I am part of the Comms Team, contributing as a Communications Officer, supporting the work of CILIP Information Literacy Group.  

When did you join and why? 

I joined in March 2023. I applied for the role for my professional growth and to learn more about information literacy, my chosen profession and to meet new people. I have been in the library profession for a while, and I feel that I should help out and use my skills to promote IL. Also, it is out of my comfort zone, so why not take the challenge? 😉 

What do you do in your role? 

I am still learning about the role and have tons of questions (thanks Dan for the patience). I create and publish content, i.e. Twitter and blog posts. I also manage and respond the information literacy group mailbox. 

What is your day job? 

I recently started as an Academic Services Librarian, for Psychology and Counselling at University of East London (UEL), where I provide student support by conducting one-to-one and embedded sessions and liaising with Psychology and Counselling department. So far, I am finding it challenging and enjoyable. If you have any top tips in working as a subject librarian, feel free to message/comment below 😊  

What are your other interests? 

I used to take part in choir competitions, where I sang as a soprano. But now, I am more focused on singing with the local church group. I am a chef … at home 😊 I started baking this year and I can proudly say, I’ve been making my own bread for a few months now and have nailed making blueberry muffins. 


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