Venessa Harris

Researcher and Librarian in England, United Kingdom

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I am a qualified Librarian with a passion for books and bookshops.

Formerly the Project Cataloguer of the Recusant Collection at Downside Abbey near Bath, I am currently accepting private collection cataloguing requests, book review requests from authors and publishers, and proof reading requests.

Please contact me at: venessaharrisbooks@gmail.com

I am seeking employment in the following fields within the Somerset area:

* antiquarian book cataloguing

* rare books evaluation

* information management consultancy

* archives researcher

* research/education officer

I am also available for book provenance research, book identification for valuations, ESTC and other union catalogues edits/updates and data cleaning.

I am researching Dom Raymund Webster, former Great Librarian at Downside Abbey Library. I have a Masters degree in Librarianship, with a dissertation on books as material culture. I am also currently the volunteer archivist at Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust in Gloucester, digitally reuniting the decentralised manuscript collection.

  • Work
    • Diocese of Gloucester
  • Education
    • Aberystwyth University, MSc Information and Library Studies
    • BA(Hons) History