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Brief Encounter with Jenny Delasalle


Jenny DelasalleJenny studied History at Birmingham and spent so much time in the library she thought she might as well work in one!

She was then appointed as a graduate trainee in one of the Oxford college libraries for a year before studying for an MA in Librarianship. She has since worked at Loughborough University, University College Northampton and Coventry University in traditional academic librarianship roles and is now looking forward to being able to combine her project experience, IT skills and library experience in this new role.


Position
Service Innovation Officer

Which means
Researching and piloting new ways of offering library services. It's a new post, so it will probably evolve. We've already begun a project to put together electronic resource 'packs' for Early Childhood Studies students. Other projects to follow!

Life before Warwick
Lanchester Library, Coventry University

Lifelong ambition
To become a batty old lady

People are always surprised to learn this about me, but...
I'm a librarian

As a young child what did you want to be as a "grown-up"?
Prime Minister

What has life's experience taught you so far?
Opportunity is created by effort.

Major achievement to date?
Completing my chartership report for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Any hidden talents?
I'm a cox for the Stratford-Upon-Avon Boat club. Hell in the winter but fun in the summer.

If you could change one thing in the University overnight, what would it be?
Refurbish the library - replace the threadbare carpets!

Your favourite hobby or pastime?
In the winter - reading in a comfy chair by the fire with a nice big cup of tea. In the summer - garden parties!