Catríona Cannon took on her present role as Deputy Librarian and Keeper of Collections in December 2014. Prior to this she was Associate Director, Collection Support from June 2011, having joined the Bodleian Libraries in January 2010 as Assistant Director, Collections and Resource Description. From 2005 to 2010 she was Head of Information Resources and Bibliographic Services Manager, Information Services and Systems at King’s College London. She previously held posts at the University of the Arts London, University College Dublin, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Warburg Institute.
In her current role, Catríona is responsible for coordinating the Libraries' public engagement strategy, working with colleagues across the University of Oxford to ensure that the Libraries can deliver the University’s strategy in the most effective manner possible. She oversees the academic and public services of the Bodleian Libraries, aligning the Libraries' information services with the teaching and research needs of the University and providing support for external readers. She also provides, through the Keeper of Special Collections, strategic leadership of special collections, and the University Archives. She is a Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.
Catríona graduated from Trinity College Dublin (French and Latin) in 1990, received an MPhil in European Literature from the University of Oxford in 1992 and an MA in Library and Information Studies from University College London in 1995. Catriona has published and presented on collection management, open access to scholarly publications and legal deposit, and curated a display on the 20th-century novelist Barbara Pym. She became a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in 1997.
She is a member of the steering committee for the TORCH Women in Humanities programme.