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Library Leadership Team

Meet the Library's Leadership Team:

Christopher Pressler

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

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