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Librarian’s office

Meet the Library's Leadership Team:

Jan Wilkinson
University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library

Simon Bains
Head of Research Services and Deputy Librarian

Lorraine Beard
Head of Digital Technologies and Services

Rachel Beckett
Associate Director of The John Rylands Library and the John Rylands Research Institute

Sandra Bracegirdle
Head of Collection Management

Penny Hicks
Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Andy Land
Digital Programmes Manager

Caroline Riches
Head of Finance and Planning

Katy Woolfenden
Head of Teaching, Learning and Students


Peter Wadsworth
Executive Assistant

Pamela Morris
PA to Jan Wilkinson and Simon Bains

Isabel Sebastian
PA to Lorraine Beard and Katy Woolfenden

Pam Gregory
PA to Rachel Beckett and Penny Hicks

Vena Arnold
PA to Sandra Bracegirdle and Caroline Riches