Nick Woolley is Associate Director for Information Resources in Library Services at King's College London, overseeing five teams who provide a wide range of services to support research and learning across the College.
Nick has worked in university libraries for the last 14 years and is a graduate of the MA in Information Services Management at London Metropolitan University. He began his career as a library assistant at Royal Holloway, and after a variety of posts at several London universities, he joined King's in 2001 where he has worked in several roles, including Information Specialist for Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Senior Information Specialist for Teaching and Learning. The size and diversity of King's means there are always new challenges to keep Nick busy, from managing complex print collections to developing new roles to support research information systems.
As part of his work in Information Resources, Nick values collaboration amongst the wider information community, and currently chairs the JIBS Scopus enhancement group, and is a member of the RLUK Shared Cataloguing group. A regular participant at seminars and workshops, Nick has presented and debated on numerous topics and themes including collection management, library automation, social media and shelf-ready acquisition.
Before becoming a librarian, Nick was a Geographer and Earth Scientist, and studied at Exeter University, Sheffield University and Royal Holloway. He still retains an interest in landscapes and the natural world, which he enjoys while walking throughout the UK. Nick is also a sportsman and fences sabre, training at the South London Swords club in Crystal Palace.
By joining the editorial board of Insights, Nick is looking forward to contributing to the sharing of practice and ideas amongst the information community.