Meet the team

Margaret Theaker – Knowledge & Library Service manager

Likes walking, reading, stitching and spending time with my gorgeous granddaughter

BSc Maths and MA Library & Information Studies

A wealth of experience in a range of libraries; NHS, public, prison, school

Expertise:  Training, critical appraisal, leadership, information management, literature searching, evidence synthesis and summarising, and so much more!

Yvette Jackson РeResources  & Administration

Quizmaster extraordinaire who likes big motorbikes!

Over 25 years experience at KGH library

Qualifications:  Business Administration

Expertise: Resource and eResource management; library operations; Library business aspects; social media; problem solving

Sophie Dunmore РLibrary Assistant 

Loves the gym, and horses, has the patience of a saint!

Will always help you find what you need, and wrestle with the IT.

Face of the Library

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 in Library and Information Studies; Diploma in Business administration level 3 with distinction

Expertise:  All things KGH library; Library operations; Tracking down articles and books; cataloguing;  customer service; IT help; memberships; 

Kelly Comber Рlibrary Assistant 

Super helpful with the patience of a saint! 

Face of the Library

Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 in Library and Information Studies; Diploma in Business administration level 3 with distinction

Expertise:  All things KGH library; Library operations; Tracking down articles and books; cataloguing;  customer service; IT help; memberships.

Louise Coleman – Clinical librarian

Loves cats and nuts!  Books & reading

Qualifications: BA Information Management (Library & Information Studies)

Wealth of experience as a librarian in a variety of public and private library settings.

Expertise: Looks after the complex information needs of Paediatrics; Literature searching, summarising and synthesis;

Manages the current awareness service and ensures all specialties are kept up to date; Keeps the library organised and resources properly classified

Beki Smith – Clinical Librarian

“Course Collector”; Likes Marmite; hiking; kayaking; books & reading – not necessarily all at the same time!

Passionate about health literacy, evidence, and helping patients get the best out of their healthcare.

Qualifications: BSc applied Biochemistry & Molecular biology; MSc Cancer Biology; MPharm pharmacy; PGDip Clinical Pharmacy with independent prescribing; GPhC registered prescribing pharmacist

currently studying for a MSc Information and library studies

Background experience in banking, contingency planning, cancer research, utility data analysis, retail purchasing analysis, and community & GP pharmacy

Expertise: Literature searching, evidence synthesis, QI, Medicines use, Knowledge mobilisation, creative problem solving