New librarian appointed for the Grogan Library
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sylwia Grabowska-Szumska as the new Librarian in the Grogan Library, which is hosted by SSCM. Sylwia is from Poland and moved to Glasgow in 2013 to study for an MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to coming to Glasgow, she worked as a librarian in a regional academic library and a high school library in the Polish city of Elblag, near Gdansk. She is also a qualified teacher.
Sylwia said, “My professional interests include digital- and technology-based services which can improve existing services through expanding on traditional library methods while also creating innovative new practices. I am passionate about the 21st century library, which will be a centre of learning that adapts cultural changes and technological developments. My aim is to expand and develop the unique collection held in the Grogan Library to make it available to our students and to people across Scotland”.
During the next few months, the library will get a significant makeover which includes development of the collection and the availability of our graduates’ MA and PhD dissertations online. We will shortly be relaunching our library membership scheme, which will allow external members to borrow books from the collection.