Libraries in Lockdown: the ultimate page turner with Krystal Vittles – April 28th at 11am
The seventh in a series of online ‘conference’ sessions, presented by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) Public Libraries’ Section, Krystal Vittles, Suffolk Libraries, talks about the public library response to the Covid pandemic.
About this Event
Krystal Vittles is the Head of Service Delivery at Suffolk Libraries, an independent library mutual which runs the library service in Suffolk, England. Krystal started her career as a school librarian and specialised in high school literacy and information development before expanding this skill set across all younger age groups. It is this passion for equitable opportunities to develop vital literacies which has driven her entire professional career. After leaving education and working in a local authority to develop her skill set, she moved to Suffolk Libraries in 2014 and worked as the development manager for the new model. In 2018 she became head of service delivery and is now responsible for operations and delivery across 44 libraries, 3 mobiles and 10 prison libraries and all frontline staff within. She also oversees the service’s major contracts which includes a mental health and wellbeing service, the National Portfolio Organisation status from Arts Council England and prisons. Krystal is involved in many projects with partners around Suffolk and the country including her role as chair of east of England branch of Association of Senior and Children & Education Librarians, chair of the Engaged Communities taskforce in Suffolk, and as a trustee of a local literacy charity.