Anna Grigson graduated in Russian & European Studies from the University of Keele, before studying for a Master’s in Film Studies. Following a graduate trainee post at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, she trained as a librarian at the University of Sheffield. Anna started her professional career at the Music Library at King’s College London, moving on to focus on developing e-resource collections, first at the University of Westminster and then Royal Holloway.
Anna has delivered training courses for librarians on behalf of LibraryAML(UK) and UKSG, and as part of CILIP’s Career Development Group, where she supported early-career librarians as they gained their professional qualifications.
Anna has a strong interest in developments in e-books for academic libraries, beginning with her Master’s dissertation on the subject. She has published research in this area, and presented at conferences for UKSG and the National Acquisitions Group. During 2012, Anna was a Lead Expert on the JISC-supported E-BASS25 project that looked at new e-book business models for library consortia.
Anna joined the Library as Head of Collection Services Group in December 2012. Her department is responsible for acquisition, cataloguing and preservation of both print and online resources. Separately, Anna has also been leading on the business continuity planning for the Library.