Board of Directors Profiles - Kim Sherwin

Kim sherwin

Director 2019-2021

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Sociology, MA Librarianship, AALIA (CP).

Current position:

Arup University Leader, Australasia - Arup.

Previous positions:

  • Senior Librarian & Knowledge Specialist - Arup

  • Information Research & Training Consultant - Sparke Helmore

  • Liaison Librarian - University of Sydney

  • Deputy Head of Library Services - Joint Services Command & Staff College, UK

  • Learning Centre Manager - Wiltshire College, UK

  • Librarian - Joint Services Command & Staff College, UK

  • Graduate Librarian - University of Reading, UK.

Professional activities:

  • MCLIP 

  • ALIA Special Libraries Working Group

  • Co-author Arup's Future of Libraries and Rethinking Libraries Research Reports 

  • Conference speaker - ALIA Information Online, KM Australia and others

  • Mentor ALIA, Arup, CILIP.

Statement of professional concerns:

Kim is driven to provide a voice to an underrepresented sector - Special Libraries. 
This sector serves diverse organisations, has limited public visibility, often lacks public advocacy, is an unfamiliar career path, has variable but often smaller professional numbers and is ingrained within the fortunes, or otherwise of parent organisations. There is an air of mystery that surrounds this sector and she would welcome the opportunity to advocate. Kim has a diverse special library background, as well as a non-direct library role at present, so she feels that she can provide a different perspective, to compliment other members of the Board.