The Librarian is responsible for all aspects of the management and development of the Centre’s Library with the aim of ensuring that it fulfils its remit to exist as an outstanding research resource for the study of British and Irish art and architecture. The Librarian ensures that the collection is managed and developed in accordance with relevant legislation, professional standards and best practice. This includes the identification, selection and acquisition of relevant material for inclusion in the collection by purchase, donation or bequest.
Before coming to the Centre Emma worked as a Curator at the National Art Library and then as Librarian at the National Portrait Gallery. She is an active member of ARLIS/UK & Ireland for many years, having serving on Council as well as on the Education and Professional Development Committee. Emma was also co-editor of the ARLIS News-sheet for four years. Emma is also secretary of the London Art History Libraries Forum and attends meetings of the London Learned and Professional Societies Librarians' Group.
Emma holds a BA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies - specialising in Egyptology - from the University of Birmingham, and an MA in Library and Information Studies from University College London. Her master's dissertation concerned the history of British circulating libraries in the eighteenth-century.
Emma is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (MCLIP).