What is your name and job title?
Lou Wallace, Faculty Librarian FLSE (Care Sciences and Health, Sport & Professional Practice)
Where did you work before this?
Cwmbran Public Library and University of Wales, Newport
What are your favourite aspects of the job?
Helping students use the library’s amazing range of resources through teaching sessions and appointments.
Helping create and maintain resource collections to enable students to research their topics.
Can you recommend a book, journal, resource from the collection?
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed.
If you didn’t work in the library what would be your dream job?
What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?
It would have been something by Enid Blyton.
What do you like reading now?
I don’t read nearly as much as I’d like to, thanks to my 2 delightful daughters who keep me very busy outside of work. I’m currently (Slowly) reading The Body by Bill Bryson, I have been reading it for about 6 months now!
How do you like to spend your spare time?
Being outside with my family, walking and bike riding. I am a keen crossfitter and usually get up at 5am to lift weights before work.