Medieval Group event: 'A day in the life of...librarians'

The Medieval Group will host an event with multiple speakers titled 'A Day in the Life of...Librarians'.

Medieval Group

The Medieval Group is the oldest medieval studies-related association at the University, and is run by a committee of volunteers from among the staff, PhD, and MA students in the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS). The Group runs various events, from a seminar series to trips to sites of medieval interest, and invites speakers from a wide range of interdiscplinary topics.

Lectures and workshops are held in the Le Patrouel Room (4.06) on the fourth floor of the Parkinson Building. Meetings start at 17:00 with tea and biscuits, with the speaker beginning promptly at 17:30. For further information, contact Melanie Brunner ( 

Upcoming Event

A panel of speakers will contribute to a session titled 'A Day in the Life of...Librarians'.  Speakers include:

  • Rhian Isaac (Central Collections Manager, Leeds Library and Information Service, Leeds City Council)
  • Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis (Collections and Engagement Manager, Rare Books and Maps, Special Collections and Galleries, Leeds University Library)
  • Dr Eleanor Warren (Research Data Management Advisor, Leeds University Library)

This session will open with three short presentations exploring what a typical day looks like for someone working in a university or public library. All three speakers have a medieval background, so they will discuss how a career in a library links with a degree and interest in Medieval Studies. 

Plenty of time for discussion and questions will follow, so come along if you are considering a career or volunteering in the library sector, or just want to know what working in a library entails on a day-to-day basis. 

The final event in the Medieval Group 2018-2019 calendar is a field-trip to Pickering Castle and Parish Church, held on 11 May 2019.

All are welcome!