Alison Beckett

Senior Library Assistant Collections

Tel: 01792 4811141



Working as part of the Library’s Collections Team, overseeing and ensuring requested titles are purchased and in stock as quickly as possible.  Communicating with Academic staff and our suppliers regarding orders and invoices. 


My library career started in 1984, when I worked for the West Glamorgan County Council Schools Library Service.  We supported all the schools in the area with a variety of materials, including books and artifacts.  In 1987 I began working in the Finance Office at the then West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education (now UWTSD).  After having my second child I was appointed as one of the first Saturday workers in the library (1993) and after 25 years I still thoroughly enjoy working here, interacting with the students and staff alike.  I was appointed to my current position in 2017.  I am pleased to have been a member of the Library Relocation Team, organising the move of the Owen and Townhill libraries to our new home in Y Fforwm, SA1.

Outside of work I am a keen traveller and try to visit as many new destinations as I can during the year.