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Library Leadership Team

Meet the Library's Leadership Team:

Simon Bains
Interim University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library

Lorraine Beard
Interim Head of Research Services and Head of Digital Technologies and Services

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

Sandra Bracegirdle

Head of Content, Collections and Discovery

Andy Land
Digital Programmes Manager

Caroline Riches
Head of Planning and Professional Services

Steve Winterson
Head of Marketing, Communications and Customer Services

Katy Woolfenden
Head of Teaching, Learning and Students


Vena Arnold
PA to Sandra Bracegirdle and Caroline Riches

Lindsay Foster
Interim PA to Rachel Beckett and Steve Winterson

Pamela Morris
Executive PA and Senior Administrator to Simon Bains, Lorraine Beard and Katy Woolfenden

Peter Wadsworth
Executive Assistant