Who’s Who on the Committee

 Chair – Maria Centrone 


I have recently started a new role as Head of User Experience at the Canterbury Christ Church University Library, leading, managing and developing user focussed services striving to provide high quality experience. As a member of the Library leadership team, I contribute to the overall strategic planning, management and development of library and learning resources.

Before then, I worked at the University of Kent Library supervising the Lending Services team which provides Front Line services to borrowers and visitors of the Templeman Library. Before joining the library sector, I completed a doctoral research in Egyptology and postgraduate diploma in Museum Studies. I then gained a vocational qualification in Library Studies.I am currently interested in User Experience, Service Design, Digital Literacy and Employee engagement and motivation. I am a Chartered Member of CILIP and a CILIP mentor. I am a firm believer in CPD.


Secretary- Kate Davies 


I have been working in the SCONUL award winning Augustine House library at Canterbury Christ Church University for the past 6 years in the post of Faculty Liaison Librarian for Health and Social Care.  I began my career with work experience in the local public library, was a graduate trainee, studied the MA, took my first professional post and then Chartered. My first post as a Chartered librarian was as the assistant librarian in a hospice and then I switched subjects and went to manage a learning resource centre in a drama school. I enjoy my current role which involves delivering lectures, designing and running workshops and offering a subject specialist service to students and staff.

 I have mentored a number of people during their Certification and Chartership applications and I recently succesfully revalidated under the new scheme. This past year I have plucked up the courage to talk about my work at a couple of small events. I am now on maternity leave but look forward to working with the CILIP in Kent group.

Treasurer  – Kirsty Wallis 


Approaching the end of my MSc in Library and Information Studies, the chance to join the new CILIP in Kent group came at an almost perfect time. Previously I have worked in Web Publishing, so volunteering to be part of the team responsible for the web presence of the group was something I thought I’d be able to enjoy as well as being a brilliant opportunity. My background is in Anthropology, and while I used to work in the Social Sciences team, I have recently transferred to work with the Sciences Faculty in the Library at the University of Kent.

Communications Officer (External Channels) – Rebecca Daniels

Rebecca Daniels

Rebecca is the Senior Library & Student Services Adviser at the University for the Creative Arts Canterbury campus. Rebecca has recently completed a MA in Library & Information Management at Northumbria University and holds a Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management with ILM.

Communication Officer (Internal Channels)- Philippa Rose 

Philippa Rose

Philippa Rose is one of CILIP in Kent’s Communications Officers and manages their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Philippa is a deputy librarian at the King’s School in Canterbury where she is responsible for reader services, managing the LMS, acquisitions, cataloguing and classification, pupil inductions, the VLE, and delivering information and digital literacy workshops. Previously Philippa worked at an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent where she taught Art History.


Committee Member – Nora Camann 


Nora works as the deputy librarian for outreach at the Kings School Canterbury where she assists in managing the collection, promoting the library, and evaluating the impact of library services and resources. Previously Nora worked as an assistant health librarian for Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich and as a school librarian for early years pupils in the United States.


Committee Member- Elizabeth Ficken

Elizabeth Ficken photo.jpg

Elizabeth currently works at the University for the Creative Arts as an Adviser. In 1993 Elizabeth completed her PgDip in Information and Library Studies and became a chartered member of CILIP in 1995. Previously Elizabeth has worked for Winchester School of Art, was Librarian at the Scottish National Gallery of Art in Edinburgh and has also worked in the school and public library sectors.



Contact the CILIP Kent Member’s Network

Email: CILIPinKent@gmail.com

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Twitter: @CILIPinKent


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