Introducing Cecelia and Nicola!

We’re delighted to welcome two new Assistant Librarians to our team who will be working together to ensure a seamless service for library members at our Brighton and Haywards Heath sites.  Here’s a little more about them, in their own words:

Cecelia Schwartzman

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“As Assistant Librarian for the Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service based at the Audrey Emerton Library, I will be teaching library inductions and contributing to the KnowledgeShare evidence searches.

I was previously a Senior Library Assistant based at the Mill View Hospital site. I finished my MA in Information Studies at the University of Brighton last year and look forward to putting the skills I’ve learned into practice.  I am also a member of the CILIP Sussex Committee.

“In my spare time I enjoy cooking, travel, and reading online forums about bad reality television shows.”

Nicola Salliss

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“As Assistant Librarian at the Princess Royal Hospital I will be involved in delivering frontline enquiry services as well as supporting the KnowledgeShare evidence search service, I will also be delivering information skills sessions and administering OpenAthens accounts.

“My background is in academic libraries where I worked as a subject librarian for art and design for over twenty years, most recently at Kingston University. Health libraries are a complete change of direction for me but an area of work that I have always been interested in exploring. My new colleagues have been extremely welcoming and don’t seem to mind me asking lots of daft questions.

“Currently I am spending most of my spare time searching property websites as I am relocating to West Sussex from Surrey. I enjoy going to the cinema and, surprisingly for someone who hated P.E. at school, playing badminton.”