Michelle Crowther

Learning & Research Librarian (Learning & Teaching) – Humanities, Language Studies and Applied Linguistics

A: Canterbury
T: 01227 922353
E: michelle.crowther1@canterbury.ac.uk

Profile summary

I am the Learning & Research Librarian (Learning & Teaching) for humanities, language studies and applied linguistics.

I studied a BA (Hons) in Renaissance and Modern History at the University of Warwick and as a student spent my summers teaching English as a foreign language.

In 1992 I began working as a graduate library trainee at Chester College of Higher Education (now the University of Chester), before embarking on an MLib in Information and Library studies at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth).

After two years working as Assistant County Reference Librarian on the Isle of Wight, I arrived at Canterbury Christ Church in 1996, where I have been pretty much ever since in various guises.

I am a chartered member of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and truly believe libraries matter.

From 2011-13, I studied the MA in Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church and as a result I am now a sessional lecturer on the Community Adult Education programme running day schools on writing about the past. I have worked on several life writing projects and enjoy empowering others to document their lives.

I am fiercely passionate about local history and heritage and have worked as a freelance creative facilitator for Canterbury Museums facilitating object-handling and interpretation events.

I have recently completed the PGCAP and hope to improve my pedagogic and digital literacy skills and when I’m not doing this I am writing for pleasure.

Conference activities

Embedding information skills workshops into the Arts and Humanities Foundation programme. London and South East ALDinHE Regional Event - Friday 16th June 2017. Models of academic skills provision and delivery in different HEIs/LD and its place in HE.  Lightning Talk.

Who is significant? Writing biography by looking at the gaps. English and Creative Writing Research Forum. CCCU. 24 January 2018.

Literary fortunes and misfortunes: a romp through 1920s and 1930s fiction held in the Canterbury Christ Church University Library. International Centre for Victorian Women Writers: From Bronte to Bloomsbury Fifth International Conference: Reassessing women's writing of the 1920s and 1930s. 16-17 July 2018.




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