Creative & Cultural Careers Festival
  2nd - 6th March

Talks, Events & Workshops

Libraries and Archives


March 4 / 13:15-14:15 / Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower

Short presentations and Q&As. This session focuses on managing cultural content particularly the roles of Information Officers, Archivists and Librarians. These positions are vital to the operation of cultural institutions as they are responsible for the acquisition, management and provision of information, resources and materials for public access. Come and meet a range of speakers responsible for running Scotland’s most treasured collections and find out how you can follow in their footsteps.


Wendy Kirk, is the Librarian at Glasgow Women’s Library, a vibrant information hub and registered museum, housing a lending library and archive and museum collections. Wendy manages, promotes and works with the Library’s extensive and eclectic book collection. She runs book groups and book events, and has a particular interest in the role of reading in health and wellbeing.

Graeme Hawley, General Collections Manager, National Library of Scotland, performance poet, and poetry slam champion, combines work and pleasure in his hi-speed presentation “The Joy of Spines”. A whistle stop tour of just some of the millions of 20th and 21st century books he works amongst, making useful points about library collections on the way.

Kirsty Lee, Digital Preservation Curator, Edinburgh University. Kirsty is a qualified archivist, with a specialism in Digital Preservation. She has worked in Libraries and Archives since 2004 and joined Edinburgh University in August 2014, having previously worked for the University of St Andrews, within its Special Collections team.

Hannah Mateer, Collections Lifecycle Manager, Edinburgh University. Hannah qualified in 1997 with an MA in Library and Information Studies from UCL. She has worked in a variety of Library roles at the University of London and is now Collections Lifecycle Manager at the University of Edinburgh, working with collections in the Main Library, site libraries and library stores.