In the next of our series introducing members of staff, #DULibIntroducing meets Digital Learning Developer Rebecca Jones.
Please state your name, full job title, and a brief description of what that entails:
Rebecca Jones, Digital Learning Developer. My job involves developing digital resources and online provisions for the library and collections. Digital learning developers often have a varied skill set. For example, they can shoot and edit educational videos, design courses and tutorials, create animations, or even produce immersive augmented or virtual reality experiences.
How long have you worked in the library?
Since the 14th of November 2022.
When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, drawing, listening to music and drinking way too much coffee/tea. I also love running and cycling.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Be generous. Not just with your time, ideas, and resources, but also with giving credit and your words.
What was the last film you saw, and what would it rate out of 10?
“Pixie” on Netflix. I’d give it a solid 7/10. Funny, dark and full or Irish charm.
If you could bring any book character to life, who would it be?
A bear of some sort… A childhood favourite, like Winnie-the-pooh or perhaps Baloo from the Jungle Book.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Flying – I was so obsessed with being able to fly as kid; I used to dress up as a bird (beak and all!) and throw myself off the slide or rather dangerously out of trees. It’s a miracle I didn’t break anything!
What song always gets you on the dance floor/to the karaoke machine?
Vampire Weekend – A Punk for dancing.
Although you’ve not been here too long, what would you say is the most interesting/enjoyable aspect of your job?
The people – there’s a lovely atmosphere working in the library. I also find the interactions I have with subject matter experts very interesting as I always learn something new.