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Collette Xavier

Collette Xavier Committee Member

Library Consultant

Formerly Head of Library Central Services, University of Roehampton

BA, MA, Dip Ed Tech, Dip Info, Dip Man, MCLIP
Current areas of responsibility: Formerly Head of Library Central Services
Previous areas of responsibility: ESOL, libraries, IT, disability support, additional support, learner support (maths and English), careers, information and guidance, tutorial provision, counselling and welfare, enrichment, youth workers, reprographics
Cross college/academic responsibilities: Marketing and publicity; quality.
Professional areas of specialism: Promoting the Service within the institution
Professional areas of interest: The role of the ‘book’ in the advancing age of technology
Length of time in FE/Sixth Form: 32 years
Project management experience/expertise: Management of a £5.2 million refurbishment project in a university library; installation of new library databases; RFID; creation of new learning centres; recent pilot for Six Book Challenge; innovative partnerships with external agencies; restructuring and growing curriculum provision
Role in CoLRiC: Peer Accreditation Scheme Leader and trainer of Assessors
Best Practice Awards
Exemplar papers
What are the top three issues all librarians need to address in order to provide a proactive responsive provision? Staff development and training (keeping your staff keen, enthusiastic and empowered); using technology to enhance the service; remembering that you have to support two differing client groups (students and staff); finding champions in the academic arenas to be advocates of your excellent service!
Outside interests: Gregorian chant, the saxophone, walking and my garden
Comment box: It has been a privilege to be associated with the CoLRiC Executive since June 2005. The revamping of the Peer Accreditation Scheme has provided the opportunity of working with dynamic library managers from across the sector. The strength of the Committee has been its ability to accommodate diversity. Fun and professional are the words that come to mind when working with CoLRiC Committee and members

Updated Thursday 18 May 2017