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.