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Librarian Talk - Gemma Sosnowsky - Queen Elizabeth School

Welcome to Librarian Talk, the place where librarians get to talk about their roles, their unique situations and how Accessit Library has helped them. This week, we speak with Gemma Sosnowsky, Assistant Librarian from Queen Elizabeth School about how she makes the most of Accessit Library.

I’ve been Assistant Librarian at QES for almost 13 years. My interests include anything ‘geek culture’, with a special interest in comics. My hobbies include anything outdoors, especially wild swimming (there are a lot of lakes where I live!). My personal achievements include sitting on the Board of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, being a short list judge for the Excelsior Award, and becoming an Arts Award Adviser.
Gemma Sosnowsky

Assistant Librarian, Queen Elizabeth School, Cumbria, UK

Superhero of choice

Kay Harker

Tell us about your library! What makes it unique?

If you ask students, they usually say our USP is the vibrancy of the lower school library, and the peaceful, University atmosphere of the Sixth Form Library. We are lucky that have the spaces to accommodate these very different needs.

What is a challenge that you faced in your library recently?

The global pandemic!

How did Accessit Library help you solve this challenge?

Accessit has been AMAZING at facilitating the digital nature of our service. They have an excellent help desk, an excellent system, and a great student interface!

How has your attitude changed towards the challenge you solved with Accessit Library, now that you’ve worked through it?

I’m always confident that whatever issue we may have, I can log into the help portal, or call the help desk, and the person I speak to will understand the issue, and have a solution.

What do you like the most about Accessit Library?

The cloud hosting, the Web App, the help desk, portal and the training!

What tips could you give to librarians to help improve their remote learning experience?

Embrace it.

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