University Librarian, University of Worcester
After a PhD in Palaeoecology, Judith Keene started her librarianship career at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University before moving to the University of Worcester. Her current role (since 2012) is that of University Librarian and a member of the University Executive. She was involved from the outset in the Hive project and has published and given many talks on the subject. The challenges of running a joint library, in partnership with Worcestershire County Council, whilst meeting the developing needs of the University community mean that life is seldom dull.
Judith helped revive the West Midlands branch of what was then the Universities, Colleges and Research libraries group of CILIP and served as Chair for 3 years. Currently, she is particularly interested in how libraries can demonstrate their impact. She has been a school governor for over 10 years and is a lay minister in the Church of England.