University Librarian, Coventry University
Having initially trained and worked as a Secondary School English and Drama teacher, Phil swiftly made the decision to alter course, changing career to follow a life of excitement and high adventure in Librarianship. Phil has worked at the University Library at Coventry since 2007 in a number of leadership roles and was appointed University Librarian in 2014 with responsibility for the operational and strategic direction of the service across the entire University Group. He began his career at Durham University in 1999 where he worked for several years, most significantly as an ‘accidental’ Systems Librarian. Phil’s professional interests are wide ranging and include space planning, equity and inclusion, educational resources, and the student journey.