Laura Wilkes LLB Hons MCLIP
Knowledge & Library Services Manager
I joined the trust in 2008 following a career in public, academic and school libraries, but libraries are my second career as I began work as a solicitor specialising in employment and contractual law.
I am responsible for setting the strategic direction of knowledge and library services and ensuring we meet the high standards set by the trust values and by Health Education England’s Knowledge for Healthcare strategy.
I do get to do some ‘proper’ library work too, carrying out evidence searches, delivering training and can sometimes be found amongst the shelves pulling out old stock to replace with new.
I am fascinated by people, curious about what they need and how I can support them to be their very best, which pretty much sums up what a librarian does, so I can truthfully say, I love my job.