I am responsible for delivery of services at The National Marine Biological Library (NMBL), including Open Access, copyright and IPR, journal subscriptions, as well as management of the Plymouth Marine Science Electronic Archive (PlyMSEA) repository and the large amount of archive material held in the Library. After service in the Royal Navy I gained an Honours degree in History and European Studies and a Postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies at the University of Strathclyde. I have been a Library Manager in both academic and health library services and have a special interest in information and knowledge management in the workplace. I also lecture at University of the West of England on the Information Management MSc and have lots of interests outside of work including horse riding, writing and alpaca trekking. I am also a qualified Qigong teacher. My aim for the NMBL is to improve access to, and the visibility of, some of the unique and valuable items we have in our stock and to increase co-operation amongst the marine science library community.
Carol Giles, Mem.MBA
Library Services Manager