We are very pleased to announce that the Library and Information Service of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has become a member of WHELF.
NRW’s Information Services offer a range of electronic and physical resources and services to its staff and supports a wide range of the research activities of individual students. The subject matter of their collections covers land and water management, species and habitats, environmental and conservation management, forestry, planning, landscapes, access and recreation, marine and freshwater, soils and geology.
They also have specialist collections including historical and recent publications relating specifically to the Welsh environment. Their library catalogue (https://libcat.naturalresources.wales/webview/) also provides access to details of 1000+ datasets held by NRW. The largest physical library collection is based in Bangor, which is open to students, researchers and the general public to view and consult items.
Membership of WHELF will lead to greater collaborative and cooperative opportunities across Wales in terms of access to resources for researchers and students and will also open up opportunities for increased strategic working in evidence provisioning, learning and development and innovation.
The WHELF Representative for Natural Resources Wales will be Tegid Rhys Williams, Information Services Manager. Tegid began his Library career in 2012 as an Information Literacy Officer with Gwynedd Council. During this time he gained a Diploma in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University. In 2015 he was appointed as the Information Services Manager with Natural Resources Wales. He also represents Natural Resources Wales on the North Wales Library Partnership Group (NWLP).