Fiona is a committee member and the web officer for the East Midlands University College and Research group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). As part of the committee membership she has been involved in organising Members’ days and workshops.
Fiona is a leader of the Reading Group project run through Information Services; currently we run reading groups in two local charities and have passed the running of a third over to the charity staff. From this project the Staff Reading Group was also set up.
She also has a personal interest in referencing; the systems used and the manner in which training is given to users of referencing systems. As part of her PGCTHE Fiona undertook a project to develop a system of referencing that would be more suitable for art students, as part of this research it became apparent that little or no research has been done into the effect that imposing a particular system of referencing has upon student groups, specifically relating to accessibility issues, this is an area she hopes to further investigate.