Rachel Sully
Rachel Sully

Librarian Specialist

NWIS

elh.nhs.wales/

Ty Glan-yr Afon

02920 502731

rachel.sully@wales.nhs.uk

About Me

Librarian Specialist

I began my library career at the Imperial War Museum where I catalogued ordnance manuals, knitting patterns, digitised First World War Trench Journals (which now makes up a database available via ProQuest) and cared for the historical journal collections. I made the move to the health sector and health librarianship in 2013 working for the Royal College of Nursing in customer services training users to search databases and establishing the family history enquiry service. I moved to the collection development team in early 2016 where I was responsible for managing the electronic resources for the membership and developing new services such as patron driven acquisition.

Here at the NHS Wales e-Library, I am responsible for managing the e-Library, which includes evaluating and procuring national e-resources, monitoring our budgets and the on-going development of e-library resources and services. I collect usage and write quarterly and annual reports along with policies and procedures and communications plans to support the strategic direction of the e-Library Service. I chair two advisory groups to help shape the e-Library that meet quarterly. The e-Library Champions Group made up of user representatives helps to inform the e-Library collection and purchase of e-resources and the NHS Wales Marketing Group made up of NHS Wales Librarians to support the implementation of the communications plan.