Catríona Cannon became Deputy Librarian and Keeper of Collections in December 2014. Before that she was Associate Director, from June 2011, having joined the Bodleian Libraries in January 2010 as Assistant Director. 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 in a variety of different higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland.
Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin in French and Latin with First Class Honours in 1990, she went on to complete an MPhil in European Literature at the University of Oxford in 1992 and an MA in Library and Information Studies from University College London in 1995. She became a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in 1997.
In her current role, Catríona deputizes for Bodley's Librarian and has leadership and management accountability for libraries and learning spaces, special collections, the Libraries' research unit for heritage science, the public engagement programme, information skills training and liaison with the academic community. She is Co-Investigator of 'Opening the Edgeworth papers' and was Principal Investigator for the Centre for Digital Scholarship research project. She is a Fellow of Wolfson College, playing an active role in the College’s academic life and serving as a College student adviser. Currently a member of the University’s Research & Innovation Committee, the Public Engagement with Research Academic Advisory Network and the Women in Humanities Steering Committee, she is part of a University Human Resources initiative to build leadership and management capability, and was seconded part time from 2016 to 2018 to set up and lead the shared services programme for the Gardens, Libraries and Museums division.
Externally Catríona is an Advisory Council Member for the Institute of English Studies, University of London; a Trustee and member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Students' Union at Bournemouth University; and a member of the LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) Leadership Programmes Working Group. She has published and presented on resource discovery, collection management, open access to scholarly publications and legal deposit, and curated a display on the 20th-century novelist Barbara Pym.