Lis Parcell

Subject specialist (libraries and digital resources)

My blog posts

Jiscmail lists for learning resources

It’s vital to keep up to date and well-informed when you’re running a library or learning resources service. Jiscmail lists have long been one of the... >>

Inspiring learning blog


Based in membership and sales, I provide support and consultancy on digital resources and library services.

Some current areas of interest include: student and staff engagement with digital resources and library services; technology to enable libraries to enhance student experience; digital literacy and capability; open practice; the changing role of the library in the digital learning space.

As well as working with individual members, I regularly contribute to professional conferences and events in my subject area.

I’m an active member of CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and am a member of the Education Subcommittee of UKSG.

I am a home-worker based in Swansea and combine online working with frequent travel across the UK.


Following a degree in languages, I trained as a professional librarian at the University of Sheffield and worked in academic and research libraries between 1985 and 2000.

Prior to taking up my current role with Jisc in 2015, I held a variety of roles with the Jisc Regional Support Centre for Wales from 2000 to 2014, including libraries, digital resources, learning and teaching enhancement, and project management.

My experience includes further and higher education as well as extensive partnership working with agencies and professional bodies at national and regional level.