WHELF Farewells

WHELF is currently going through a period of change, with colleagues leaving WHELF institutions:

Mairwen Owen retired from Bangor University in July. Mairwen was most recently Academic Support Manager in Bangor University library but also worked as Law Librarian for many years.

Within WHELF Mairwen could be relied on for practical, helpful input in meetings and on projects. Mairwen was a quietly spoken, reliable colleague with a mischievous sense of humour. She will also be missed within the WHELF Learning and Teaching Group.

Tegid Rhys WIlliams has left Natural Resources Wales to take up a role with Betsi Cadwalladr Health Board. As well as being a knowledgeable and supportive colleague on the WHELF Board, we will miss his enthusiasm and his music! Tegid is a past Chair of the WHELF Research Group.

Following a year’s secondment to the University of Westminster from RWCMD, Megan Wiley has accepted a position as Director of Library and Digital Academy Services at the University of Law. Megan has had a varied career within libraries and Careers and brings a wealth of experience from her work within several WHELF Groups, including Archives and Special Collections and Copyright. On a personal level Megan is known for her enthusiasm and kindness and for unwavering support for all her colleagues, both at RWCMD and in WHELF.

Finally, Steve Williams will be moving from Swansea University after 23 years, to take up a new role over the Severn Bridge in Leicester in December. Most recently Steve has been University Librarian, Head of Libraries and Culture at Swansea and was WHELF Chair from 2019-2021. WHELF will miss Steve’s generosity in sharing knowledge and information, his sense of humour and his ability to make new colleagues feel welcome.

Good luck Mairwen, Tegid, Megan and Steve. We will miss you all and please keep in touch!