Systems & Procedures Advisor Profile

Catherine Hare, BA, Cert Ed, Diplôme Supérieur du Français des Affaires

Areas of expertise: Information management and records management; course design, training, and assessment at university level and at National Vocational Qualifications level. Now retired.

Worked as Assistant Librarian in Aberdeen University Library and in the Medical Library of Leeds University; as Information Scientist/Head of Research and Intelligence Unit, CERES (Economic Consultancy specializing in European Affairs), Wylam; as Senior Lecturer, University of Northumbria at Newcastle; as Manager of the UK Office of Community of Science, an American-based Company; in three contracts in Archives and Records Management Section of the United Nations (New York), including as Head of Records and Information Systems Unit. In Northumbria University, with Professor J McLeod, set up and directed the distance learning the MSc in Information and Records Management; she supervised PhDs at Northumbria University; and helped develop NVQs in Records Management and acted as an internal NVQ verifier. Was an external examiner at University College Aberystwyth for the Masters in Archives and Records Management, and for PhDs, plus for a PhD in Lyon University (France). Was Chair of the Records Management Society of GB, the national professional body. Has published various scholarly articles in her professional area and, with J McLeod, two books, Developing a Records Management Programme (London: Aslib Know How Guide, 1997 (also published as Guide pratique. Mettre en place le records management dans son organisation (Paris: SERDA, 2003), and How to Manage Records in the E-Environment, (Aslib Know How Guide), 2006.

Interests have always included sport: played hockey for various clubs around the country, including Aberdeen Ladies, and abroad, Racing Club de Paris, reduced now to playing bowls and occasional rounds of golf; reading modern novels; still on the Board of the Records Management Journal, having previously been its editor for a number of years (voted its book reviewer of the year 2014); grandparenting.

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