Debbie Franks

Library Operations Manager, Chadwick & RAL Libraries
(01925) 603189
DL B41

​​​​​​​​​Debbie's career in one of the 8 UK Research Councils has provided her with a range of responsibilities at different levels across a wide scope of professional duties in Library Management. 

Her current role includes:

Developing the library service in an Open Science environment.
Building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to determine the direction and relevance of the library service.
Managing contracts and subscriptions for library resources.
Exploring new business and technological models of access to information.

Debbie chartered with CILIP in 1990 after graduating from Loughborough University with a joint honours degree in Library Studies and Mathematics. Debbie has revalidated CILIP Chartership annually since 2014, and completed a Masters in Science and Society with the Open University in 2010.

Debbie is active on various committees and groups in the information profession, particularly in RESCOLINC, the network for libraries in research institutes associated with the Research Councils and UKRI.