Onchan District Commissioners
79 Main Road
Isle of Man
Our team of part-time staff cover the library on a rota basis over 6 days a week.
Left the island to study Information and Library Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University with a specialism in children’s services, working with public children’s and schools library services. Gained a further qualification in Electronic Information Management.
Spent a number of years working in London and the south east in a range of sectors including: local government information services, public libraries with responsibility for reference, information and local studies, sixth form and further education learning resources. Returned to the island as a higher education Learning Resources Manager. Appointed Head Librarian at Onchan Library in 2020 following a period of cover as Librarian.
Current priorities include: updating collections, development of the library management information system bringing library services online for public access, refurbishment and planning upgrade and development of children’s services, improved IT facilities and support.
Kelly joined the team at The Harvey Briggs Onchan Library in August 2022. She has held a variety of roles in many different types of libraries since earning a post-graduate qualification in library information and management in 2010. Roles have included School Librarian at Ramsey Grammar School and Library Assistant in several academic libraries in the United States. Before returning to the island, Kelly was an early childhood literacy specialist working with preschool aged children in the home setting, and her interests align with this area. Kelly is happy to be working in a community library again.