A day in the life of… a Research Fellow

A day in the life of

I’ve really enjoyed reading the ‘Day in the Life’ posts from my other library colleagues, so am sharing my contribution. My role is a very unusual one so it’s probably not a typical library day in the life, but then maybe there isn’t a typical one really as our roles are so varied!

My job title is Research Fellow and I work in a small department within the library called Evidence Base, which is a research centre specialising in library and information services. I’m a chartered librarian and used to work as an academic librarian but now my role is one that predominantly supports other librarians rather than library users. Some of our research is for BCU Library and Learning Resources, but much of our work is external.

Our work is all project based, so the types of things I do vary depending on the projects I currently have on. At the moment I have three main external projects I split my time between, plus additional tasks to support BCU Library & Learning Resources. Below shows a snapshot of some of the things I worked on one day recently

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