Alison Allerton

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Senior Assistant Librarian

Email: [email protected]

  • Responsible for sourcing, ordering, receiving and invoicing new music and books for the Library.
  • Maintenance of Library pages of the RNCM website
  • Cataloguing Audio-visual material
  • Assisting in general day-to-day Library duties, e.g. staffing Library counter

I read music at Bristol University and Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. I played in several orchestras whilst at Bristol ranging from the baroque orchestra to the new music ensemble. I led my county youth orchestra and University symphony orchestra. I also sang in operas and was an active chamber musician. I now sing in my church choir and am deputy organist. Having played violin, piano and flute from an early age, I enjoy listening to and playing a wide range of music.

I started working in the RNCM Library in September 2000 as a Library Assistant and, after attaining my PGDip in 2003, moved to my current role. 

I am part of a job share with Julia. We are responsible for sourcing and ordering new music and books for the Library. Students and staff are free to submit requests for new items, which we do our best to obtain. We also replace old Library stock and purchase standard repertoire and text books. If you have a request for purchase, please contact us.

I work on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturday mornings.