About Me

Nicola Franklin has extensive expertise recruiting librarians, information professionals and records managers.
Nicola Franklin has also published
in the SLA Magazine
CILIP Update With
De-Fragmentation Article
Nicola has been supporting information workers in developing their careers for over 14 years.  After working in generalist recruitment from 1992-1996, Nicola began working with information professionals in 1997 when she joined Informed Business Services.  In 1999 she moved to Phee Farrer Jones, and then in 2001 Nicola joined Sue Hill Recruitment (SHR). 

Nicola was immensely fortunate to be able to help SHR develop from a small team into the largest independant recruiter in the information sector over the next nine years, culminating in her role as Head of Information Recruitment where she managed the team of consultants and recruitment administrators.

In 2010 Nicola moved to Fabric, a firm with offices in London, Dubai and Johannasburg, which already recruited in the PR, Communications, Digital and Marketing fields.

In addition to interviewing job seekers and recommending them to employers for vacancies, Nicola has delivered CV writing and interview skills workshops, spoken at information sector conferences, published articles in the library and information trade press and run training days.

Originally a science graduate from Southampton University, Nicola gained a Diploma in Recruitment Practice from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation in 1992 and became a Fellow in 2009.  From 2009-2011 Nicola studied for an MBA at Henley Business School, adding the theoretical underpinnings of HR, Marketing and business management to her portfolio of skills.

Nicola is now working independently, continuing to support the library, information and records management community and helping people develop the skills they need to plan their career development and successfully reach the next step in their career.

Nicola Franklin receiving IRMS Special Award for Contribution to the Profession 2011
from the Chair, Matt Stephenson, at the April Conference in Brighton

To contact The Library Career Centre email  or call on 07501 525 751.