Sonja Harris SWC Library Cataloguing and Metadata Administrator
Staff Wellbeing Champion
My long-winded title basically means I create and amend computer records for all books - new, existing and some Research Collections – to make them accessible from the library catalogue. I work in a small team behind the scenes in the library. I came to this job in 2011, having completed an MSc at Bath, prior to which I passed through various incarnations as a journalist, FE lecturer and horticulturalist.
Having experienced mental health issues since my teenage years, I realise how important positive mental health is for our existence. In my SWC role I aim to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing generally, hopefully enabling people to reconsider any negative attitudes towards sufferers. I am also a Mental Health First Aider. The wonder and beauty of nature helps me maintain a positive mental health.
Plants, gardens, wildlife, country walks, cats and knitting! I also serve on my Parish Council and various village committees.