Summary CV as at December 31 2009


  • Senior Research Librarian, Reed Smith LLP (January 2008 – present)
  • Design and delivery of trainee inductions, training and follow-up
    Timely handling of legal research requests and general enquiries from colleagues across the firm
    Research business and sector analysis reports as requested
    Compilation of team rota for current awareness and enquiry desk tasks
    UK lead for implementation of international enquiry management system

  • Information Services Advisor, Addleshaw Goddard LLP (September 2006 – December 2007)
  • Librarian (part time, temporary), Hunton & Williams LLP (July 2006)
  • Library Assistant (part time, temporary)*, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (March – June 2006)
  • Information Assistant (part time) (2003 – 2006) & Weekend supervisor (2006 – 2007)*, Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) Library
  • Information Assistant (Saturdays), University of Westminster, (November 2005 – June 2006)*
  • Events Manager, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2002 – 2006)*
  • Students’ Officer, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2000 – 2002)
  • Undergraduate Recruitment Officer, University of Nottingham (1998 – 2000)
  • Research Assistant, Accident Research Unit, University of Nottingham (1996 -1998)

*posts held concurrently


MSc Information Science (Distinction). City University, 2006
Dissertation: Evaluating online resources for teaching legal research skills
Published as: Batts, S. (2007). Resources Loved, Resources Shunned: LPC and BVC Students at the Inns of Court School of Law and their Library Use. Legal Information Management (7):284-289

Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods, Nottingham Trent University, 1996

BSc Hons Psychology (2i), University of Nottingham, 1995


Membership Secretary, City Legal Information Group
Member of SLA, British & Irish Association of Law Librarians, Librarians’ Christian Fellowship

  • Commissioning editor for SLA Europe blog
  • Vice-chair of BIALL’s Member Services Committee
  • London representation for LCF

Volunteer to read with year 7 children in school
Running (completed London Marathon, April 2009)
Myfootballclub, CAMRA, Library-related blogging, St Leonards Colchester & St Margaret’s Lothbury