I had contact via this blog, asking for help finding a librarian that someone used to work with in the early 1990s.
I’ve posted the text of the email below – if anybody knows her, or of her, get in touch with me and I’ll pass the info on (I’ve withheld his email), or pass his info on to her. Since, as he says, we’re fairly well networked, I’m hoping somebody will see this and get in touch.
Also off to post on the CILIP Communities board – I have a vague idea that CILIP has a register of members, but I’m not sure about that. And if she’s married and changed name, or left the profession, there’s not much hope of finding her, but here’s hoping!
Dear Jennie,This may be a slightly odd email; but I am trying to trace a friend who when I met her was working her BA in librarian(ship?) at Birmingham Polytechnic (now the University of Central England) and subsequently worked as a Librarian at Blakenhurst prison in the Midlands. Her name is Valerie Evans and she worked at the prison during 1993/’94, but I am told she subsequently left.I was wondering if:The library communinity is fairly well networked in the UK and whether someone might know her or indeed work with her now.
Whether she works in some affiliated library/IT service somewhere in the UK.
If by some staggering coincidence/chance you might happen to know of her, I would be delighted. If not, could you give me some pointers as to where I possibly look for her if she still works as a librarian. My email address is xxxx@xxxxI am in New Zealand at present and trying to find her is as you can imagine a difficult task. I would be very happy to hear from you. You will find a photo of her attachedKindest RegardsNeil Allister