Dr Briony Birdi (née Train)

Senior Lecturer in Librarianship

BA (Hull), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield), MCLIP


Briony Birdi 2014


+44 (0)114 222 2653


At work: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) Peer Review College (2010-12).
  • CILIP Ethics Committee member (2016-).
  • CILIP Workforce Mapping Project Board member (2013-15).
  • CILIP Library & Information Update Editorial Board academic representative (2009-2013).
  • CILIP Community, Diversity and Equality Group committee member (2007-).
  • CILIP Public Library Journal editorial board member (and Chair), (2005-2009).
  • CILIP Chartered Member (2004-).
  • Associate Editor, (2008-2012), Editorial Board member (2012-), Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication (formerly Library Review)
  • 'Editorial board member, International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) (2018-).
  • Editorial board member, New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship (2004-).
  • Editorial board member, Public Library Quarterly (2016-).
  • External Examiner, University of Strathclyde (2007-8), Liverpool John Moores University (2008-2011), University of Ulster (2017-).
  • IFLA Literacy & Reading Section Standing Committee Member and Information Officer (2002-10).
  • QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) Benchmark Advisory Group member (2014-15).
  • SINTO Social Exclusion Group committee member (2007-2009).
  • My research and commentary on UK public libraries has been reported by a number of media outlets, including BBC News Online, BBC Radio 4, the Independent, BuzzFeed, US journal Public Libraries Online. I have also written for The Conversation.