Fiona's Biography

As the Chair of the Association of Public Libraries in Scotland (APLS), Fiona has broad experience of the Scottish public library sector. A graduate of Robert Gordon University, she has worked with Aberdeen City Council since 1981 in a variety of roles and locations including Branch Librarian, Assistant Central Lending Librarian and Multi Media librarian. In 2007 Fiona took up the role of Library & Information Services Manager and is currently the Acting Service Manager for Culture.

Fiona has a keen interest in evaluation and assessment, shown in the fact she is both an Associate Assessor with Education Scotland and a serving panel Chair for ‘How Good Is Our Public Library Service?’ assessments – the public library improvement framework. She is also a mentor for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIPS).

Fiona has been involved in many different projects on both a local and national level. This has included implementation of the People’s Network, the redevelopment of Aberdeen Central Library and various consortium procurement for library systems and resources.

She is currently the Chair of the Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL), a Board Member of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library and Vice Chair of Grampian Information.