Past Trainees (2009 - 1994)

2008-2009
Mark Leonard
Sept 2009- June 2010 MSc Psychological Research Methods, Birkbeck College
Oct 2010 - Aug 2016 Library Assistant at Inner Temple Library
April 2012- June 2014 MSc Information and Library Studies (Distance Learning), University of Aberystwyth
Sept 2016 - Assistant Librarian at Lincoln's Inn Library
 
Sandra Chlebowski
December 2009 - Information Literacy Assistant at the Royal College of Nursing Library
 
Alessandra Orlandi
Sept 2009- MA Information and Library Studies at University College London (part time)
 
Silvia Giannitrapani
May 2010- Dec 2010 Library and IT Assistant at Boston University, London
Jan 2011- Assistant Librarian at Boston University, London
Sept 2010- MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
2007- 2008
Sarah Hall
Sept 2008 - Sept 2009 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
February 2010-  2012 Institutional Repository Administrator, University of the Arts, London  (part time)
August 2012 - date Assistant Librarian: Repository and Digital Media, Birkbeck College (part time)
August 2012- date Learning Development Librarian, Roehampton University (part time)
 
Petra Zahnhausen
Sept 2008 - Library Assistant, Wilmer Hale (law firm)
2014 - April 2015 Library Researcher, Wilmer Hale (law firm)
May 2015- Sound engineer/Music Production (Freelance)
September 2016 - Open Access Assistant, UCL Library Services
 
Lloyd Roderick
  Please see entry for 2006-7
 
Abigail Knight
Sept 2008 - 2011 Programme coordinator for a geoscience training company (Nautilus)
Aug 2011- May 2012 Ward Coordinator (medical administration), The London Clinic
May 2012 - PA to Medical Director, The London Clinic
2006-2007
Rosemary Evans 
   Information not available
 
Sabina Luedemann 
Sept 2007 - 2008 MA Information and Library Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin 
2007 -   Bibliotheksreferendarin (Library trainee),  University Library and Centre for Middle Eastern Studies Library, Marburg, Germany
 
Lloyd Roderick
Sept 2006 - August 2008 Library Assistant (Serials), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Sept 2008 - August 2009 Administrator at Cyngor Gofal Cymru/Care Council for Wales
Sept 2009- June 2010 MSc Information and Library Management, University of the West of England, Bristol
July 2010- 2011 Trainee Library Assistant post at the Courtauld Institute, University of London
2011-2015 PhD Art collections in libraries/digital humanities at Aberystwyth University/National Library of Wales
Oct 2014-Sept 2015 Research Assistant, National Library of Wales Sept 2015- Academic Support Librarian, Aberystwyth University 
 
Alexandra Duncan
Sept 2007 - August 2011 Library Assistant (collection development), Central St Martins Library
August 2011- Oct 2011 Library Assistant (collection development), Chelsea College of Art and Design
 Oct 2011- date Assistant Academic Support Librarian, Central St Martins Library 
September 2016 - May 2017 Academic Support Librarian, London College of Fashion (Maternity cover)
 Sept 2009 - MSc Information and Library Management (part time), University of Northumbria
2005-2006
Clare Hudson
Sept 2006 - MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
 
Verena Albrandt
Sept 2006 - June 2007 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
June 2007 -Aug 2008 Information Specialist at Charles Russell law firm, London
Sept 2008 - July 2010 Theological Apprenticeship at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
July 2010- July 2012 Librarian at Civicarts, London
July 2012- Legal Researcher at Hogan Lovells
 
Sarah Hamilton (Dawson)
Sept 2006 - Sept 2007 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Sept 2007 - 2010 Cataloguing/Classification post at Eric Kuhne Architects, London
June 2011- Became mother to baby daughter
 
Sian Blake
Sept 2006 - June 2007 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
April 2007 - Feb 2008 Senior Information Assistant at Kings College London
Feb 2008 to Dec 2008 User Services librarian at Davis Langdon LLP (Construction cost consultancy)
Dec 2008 - Nov 2009 Assistant Librarian at Kingsley Napley LLP law firm
Nov 2009 to date Information Advisor (Customer Services) Kingston University
2004-2005
Frances Warrell
Jan 2006 to Sept 2006 Current Awareness Monitor at Freshfields Law Firm
Sept 2006 to Jan 2008 MA Information Studies University of Brighton/ working part time as Binding Assistant at IALS
Jan 2008 to date Assistant Librarian, Victoria and Albert Museum
 
Kevin Dewhirst
Sept 2005 to 2006 MA Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University
2007 Information/Data Officer at Halliwell's, Manchester
Nov 2007 to Dec 2008 Intranet development support assistant for Lancashire County Council
Dec 2008 to March 2012 Software/Systems developer for Lancashire County Council
April 2012 - Software developer at Thomas Cook Scheduled Business, Preston
 
Lucy Rosser-Davies
  Information not available
 
Stephanie Roberts
Sept 2005 to March 2007 BBC Senior Media Assistant for TV Intake
March 2007 to August 2011 Picture Researcher for IPC Media (Magazine Publisher)
August 2011- Multimedia Content Officer for Save the Children (Film and Photography Library)
2003-2004
Greg Bennett
Sept 2004- June 2005 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
July 2005 to Feb 2007 Senior Library Assistant (Serials) Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Feb 2007 to June 2013 User Services Librarian at Slaughter & May
July 2013 - Aug 2016 Assistant Librarian at University of Essex Library, Southend Campus
Sept 2016 - Southend Campus Librarian, University of Essex
 
Gustavo Grandal Montero MCLIP
Sept 2004 - Sept 2005 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Dec 2004 - Dec 2005 Senior Library Assistant at Wandsworth Libraries (initially part time)
Jan 2006 - Feb 2007 Assistant Librarian Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London
Feb 2007 to date Collection Development Librarian Chelsea College of Art & Design, Camberwell College of Arts, London
 
Andrew Lawrence
Sept 2004 to date Freelance work as a comedy performer and writing comedy material for radio
2002-2003
Clive Allnutt
Sept 2003 - Sept 2004 MSc Library and Information Studies at City University
Oct 2004 to date Information Librarian in health and social care/education at Kingston University
"I found the Graduate Trainee year at IALS enjoyable and rewarding. Because the trainees are involved in different sections of the library through the year, as well as working on the issue and enquiry desk, I got a good sense of how the library runs. There is a well organised training programme in legal information sources and a series of visits to to other libraries. It's an excellent introduction to library work"
 
Mercedes Barrett
Sept 2003 - June 2004 MA Librarianship at Sheffield University
July 2004 - April 2005 Information Assistant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers
April 2005 to date Assistant Librarian at Latham & Watkins law firm
 
Chloe French
Sept 2003 - 2004 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Dec 2004 to date Trainee Assistant Librarian at Crawley Library (West Sussex Library Service)
 
Caroline Kernot
Sept 2003 - Sept 2004 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Sept 2004 to November 2008 Library and Know-How Assistant at Allen & Overy
November 2008 - June 2015 Senior Library and Know-How Assistant at Allen & Overy
July 2015- Librarian and Senior Know-How Assistant at Allen & Overy
2001-2002
Kasia Drozdziak
Sept 2002 - Sept 2003 MA Information and Library Management at Northumbria University
Sept 2003 - July 2004 Periodicals department at Durham University
July 2004 - March 2008 Liaison assistant for arts and humanities at Newcastle University
March 2008- Team Librarian (Services), Special Collections, Leeds University
 
John Greenhead
Sept 2002-Sept 2003 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Oct 2003 - June 2006 Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions and Cataloguing) at IALS
June 2006 to Jan 2009 Assistant Librarian (Cataloguing) House of Lords Library
Jan 2009 to date Senior Assistant Librarian (Cataloguing and Collections Care)
 
Lillian Phillips (Tsang) (MCLIP)
Sept 2002-Sept 2003 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Sept 2003 to Nov 2009 Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions and Cataloguing) at Kings College London Library
Nov 2009 to Sept 2011 Access Team Leader at Kings College London Library
April 2012 to date PhD Information Sciences, University of Northumbria
 
Minna Vuohelainen
Sept 2002 - 2007 PhD at Birkbeck, University of London
2007- Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Edge Hill University
2009 - Also MA Programme Leader, Edge Hill University
2000-2001
David Fairclough
Sept 2001-Sept 2002 MSc Information Management at Loughborough University
  No further information available
 
Laura Griffiths
Sept 2001-Sept 2002 MSc Information and Library Studies at Strathclyde University
2003 - July 2005 Information Officer at Lawrence Graham law firm
July 2005 to date Assistant Librarian (Academic Services) Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
 
Rachael Healey
Dec 2001 Became mother to a baby daughter
Sept 2002 - May 2003 Senior Clerk (Planning and Statistics) at Cambridge University
June 2003 - May 2004 Chief Clerk (Planning and Statistics) at Cambridge University
June 2004 - date Administrative Officer at the University of Surrey
 
Tegwen Williams MCLIP
Sept 2001-Sept 2002 MSc Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University
Sept 2002-July 2004 Serials Librarian at White & Case law firm
July 2004 - June 2006 Assistant Librarian at Herbert Smith
July 2006 - April 2007 Assistant Librarian at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
April 2007 - date Information Officer at Halliwells, Manchester
1999-2000
Katy Crowson
Sept 2000 - Nov 2001 Data analyst at Primark, Thomson Financial
Nov 2001-Nov 2002 Teaching English as a foreign language in Japan
Feb 2003 - July 2003 Intranet Developer and Administrator, Cambridgeshire Learning and Skills Council
Sept 2003 - August 2006 Teaching English as a foreign language in Italy
August 2006 - 2007 Teaching English as a foreign language at Camden College of English, London
2007-8 PGCE Primary with foreign languages, Goldsmith's College
Sept 2008- MA English language teaching and applied linguistics, Kings College/teaching post in a primary school in Lewisham
 
Sarah Hay
Sept 2000 - Sept 2001 MA Information and Library Management at Liverpool John Moores University
Sept 2001- April 2005 Assistant Librarian at Allen & Overy law firm
April 2005 - August 2006 Assistant Librarian at the Ministry of Defence
August 2006- Health Promotion Librarian at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
 
David Percik
Sept 2000 - Sept 2001 MSc Information and Library Studies at Loughborough University
Sept 2001-Sept 2004 Senior Library Assistant (Continuations) at IALS
Sept 2004 - August 2007 Assistant Librarian at Gray's Inn Library
August 2007 to January 2012 EU Librarian, Law Society Library, London
January 2012 - Aug 2015 Library Manager at BPP University (Waterloo)
Aug 2015- Library Manager at Clyde & Co
 
Tracey  Gray (Sayers)
Sept 2000 - Sept 2001 MSc Information Science at City University
Nov 2001- Nov 2004 Information Officer at Linklaters law firm
Dec 2004 to 2006 Teaching at Hundred of Hoo School, Medway Towns, Kent (English language and literature)
Jan 2007 to May 2007 Became mother to baby daughter/On maternity leave from teaching post
May 2007 to May 2009 Part time teaching
May 2009- Working for the LEA education advisory team for 14-19
1998-1999
Emily Allbon (Fuller)
Sept 1999 - Sept 2000 MSc Information Science at City University
August 2000   to August 2014 City University Law Librarian. Creator of www.lawbore.net and the legal skills wiki learnmore.lawbore.net
2003-2005 Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School (distance learning)
2010-2013 MA Academic Practice
March 2012 Awarded 'Best Legal Education Paper' by the HEA at the BILETA Conference
June 2012 Named BIALL/Wildy Law Librarian of the Year 2012
March 2013 Routledge/ALT Teaching with Technology prize
June 2013 Awarded National Teaching Fellowship by HEA
August 2014 to July 2016 City University. Lecturer in Law, Director of Mooting
August 2016 - City University. Senior Lecturer in Law, Director of Mooting
 
Rosemary Alldred
Sept 1999 - Sept 2000 PG Dip Information Science at City University
2000 - 2001 Information and business researcher at IPC Media
2001 - 2003 News research librarian at BBC Leeds
2003 - date Media manager for religion and ethics programming at BBC Manchester
 
Rachael Serbos (Lane-Clarke)
Sept 1999 - Sept 2000 MA Librarianship and Information Studies at University College London
July 2000 - Feb 2001 Information Assistant in the Technology, Media and Telecoms department at Denton Wilde Sapte law firm
Feb 2001 - March 2006 Assistant Librarian at Denton Wilde Sapte law firm
March 2006 - 2013 At home with young child
March 2013-date Assistant Librarian at St Helen's School, Northwood (part-time)
 
Ruth Nunn MCLIP
Sept 1999 - Sept 2000 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
Sept 2000 - August 2002 Information Researcher at the Department of Trade and Industry
August 2002 - Jan 2007 Assistant Information Manager for the Department of Trade and Industry's Departmental electronic briefing system
Jan 2007 to date Publications Manager at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
1997-1998
Katherine Dolan MCLIP
Sept 1998 - Sept1999 Postgraduate Diploma Information and Library Management at Liverpool John Moores University
Sept 1999 - 2003 Lending Librarian at Reading Central Library
2003 - Feb 2007 Team Librarian at Reading Central Library
Feb 2007 to Sept 2007 Adult Team Librarian at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Sept 2007 to 2011 Reading and Learning Team Leader at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
 
Kim Mclachlan (Pilbeam) MCLIP
Sept 1998 - Sept 1999 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
July 1999 - Sept 2003 Information Officer at Macfarlanes law firm
Sept 2003 - 2014 Senior Information Officer at Macfarlanes law firm
August 2014 to date Senior Information Manager at Macfarlanes law firm
1996-1997
Haneeza Aslam
  No information available
 
Karen Tullett
Sept 1997 - Sept 1998 MSc Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University
August 1999 - August 2000 Corporate Documents Researcher at Lehman Brothers investment bank
August 2000 - August 2001 Business Information Researcher at Lehman Brothers
August 2001-date  

Research Supervisor at Lehman Brothers

 
Olwen  Penington (Walker)
Sept 1997 - Sept 1998 MSc Information and Library Studies at Loughborough University
Sept 1998 - March 2000 Information Officer at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
March 2000 - Feb 2001 Research Librarian at Baker & McKenzie law firm
Feb 2001 - July 2002 Assistant Professional Support Librarian at Baker & McKenzie and on the City Legal Information Group committee
July 2002 - Oct 2005 Librarian at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton law firm
Oct 2005 - April 2007 Information Services Coordinator at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
April 2007-August 2011 Information Services Manager at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Feb 2012-November 2012 Research Services Manager at Irwin Mitchell (Maternity cover post)
November 2012-March 2013 Librarian post (temporary) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
April 2013 Became mother to a baby son
May 2014- Academic Liaison Librarian (part time) Edge Hill University
 
Jenny Withnall
Sept 1997 - June 1998 MA Library and Information Studies at University College London
June 1998 - August 1998 Information Assistant at the Wellcome Trust Information Service
Sept 1998 - Feb 1999 Assistant Librarian at Macfarlanes law firm
March 1999 - Sept 2001 Assistant Librarian at Herbert Smith law firm
Sept 2001-Oct 2002 Senior Information Officer at Osborne Clarke law firm
Oct 2002 - 2008 Information Manager at Osborne Clarke law firm
2008- March 2009 Information Consultant at Osborne Clarke law firm (working from home in Aberdeen)
March 2009- Information Consultant, Integreon Managed Solutions Ltd
1995-1996
Alison Grady (Bushell)
Sept 1996 - Sept 1997 MSc Information Science at City University
July - Oct 1997 Information Officer in the Intellectual Property Department at Freshfields law firm
Oct 1997 - Oct 1999 Assistant Information Officer in the Information Services team at Lovells law firm
Oct 1999 - Jan 2001 Information Officer at Lovells law firm
Jan 2001 - Feb 2002 Corporate / Finance Information Officer in the Central Infobank Department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer law firm
Feb 2002 - date LIS Team Leader/Researcher (Corporate/Finance) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer law firm
April 2006 - February 2007 Became mother to baby girl (On maternity leave from Freshfields)
February 2007 to date Finance Research Manager at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
 
Karina Vere (Hazell)
Sept 1996 - Sept1997 MSc Information Science at City University
Sept 1997 - July 1999 Information Officer at Clyde & Co law firm
July 1999 - June 2001 Information Officer at Nabarro Nathanson law firm
June 2001-2003 Information Officer for the Arbitration, Insurance and Maritime groups at Clifford Chance law firm
2003 - Jan 2006 Senior Information Officer for Maritime and Insurance Litigation at Clifford Chance law firm
Jan 2006 - date Litigation Information Manager at Clifford Chance law firm
 
Alison Patterson (McGuire)
Sept 1996 - Sept 1997 MA Information and Library Management at Northumbria University
Jan 1998-Aug 1999 Information Officer at PA Consulting Group
Aug 1999 - Aug 2000 Know-how Officer at Mills & Reeve law firm
Aug 2000 - Jan 2002 Technology Transfer assistant at Technology Transfer Office, University of Cambridge
Jan 2002-date Research Contracts division, University of Cambridge
April 2003 Became Mother to a baby boy
 
Claire Roberts (Brogan)
  See entry for 1994-1995
   
1994-1995
Honey Lucas
1995 - 1996 MA Librarianship at Sheffield University
1996 - 2001 PhD Information Science at Sheffield University
2000 - 2002 Admissions Office at Oxford Brookes University
2002 - June 2004 Postgraduate Administrator, School of Arts and Humanities at Oxford Brookes University
June 2004 - date Disabled Students Adviser at Oxford Brookes University
 
Claire Roberts (Brogan) MCLIP
1995 -1996 Graduate Trainee Library Assistant at the IALS for a second year
1996 - 1997 Pg Dip Information Science at City University
1997 - 1998 Assistant Librarian at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert law firm
1998 - 2004 Assistant Librarian at Theodore Goddard law firm and between October 2000 and July 2001 Acting Deputy Librarian
2004 Became mother to a baby daughter
 
Ruth Worthington
1995 -1996 Library Assistant at BBC Research Library Television Centre
1996 -1997 MSc Information Science at City University
1997-1999 Assistant Librarian at Allen & Overy law firm
1999 -2000 Business Information Analyst at Business Link Humberside
2000 - 2002 Site Library Information Officer at Irwin Mitchell law firm (Leeds)
March 2002 - April 2003 Senior Information Officer at Irwin Mitchell law firm (Sheffield)
April 2003 - July/Aug 2007 Account Manager, Knowledge & Information Service at Armstrong Craven
Sept 2007-date Physiotherapy degree at Bradford University

 

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