Alison Baud – Bath Spa University

Personal statement 

Alison Baud is Director of Library & Learning Services at Bath Spa University, a role she has held since 2008 and where she is a member of various key committees including the Senior Management Team and the Academic Board.

Previously she spent seven years as a member of the Library Management Team at the University of Bath and before that was involved in the establishment of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, leading particularly on the design of the library and learning spaces. Her career began in corporate libraries, including seven years at British Aerospace, during which time she chaired the CILIP Aerospace and Defence Librarians’ Group.

Central to her commitment to libraries is a firm belief in their inherent value in education and to society. Alison is strongly committed to cross-sectoral and collaborative initiatives, particularly in the World Heritage City of Bath working with libraries, museums and art galleries to raise awareness of their collections. She chairs the South West Higher Education Librarians network (SWHELs) and she is a member of the SWRLS (South Western Regional Library Services) Council.

A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Alison has been a chartered librarian for over thirty years and is currently a member of the Executive Board of SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries).

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Hons) English
  • Dip Lib

Professional qualifications


Professional memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Bath Spa employment

2008 - present

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