Janice Morris (Retired)

Between 2003 and 2020, Janice was the Teaching Resources Collection Librarian at Bishop Grosseteste University. Her career started in Willenhall Public Library, followed by two years in Nigeria as Reader Services Librarian in a College of Education. On returning home she worked for Wiltshire School Library Service where she discovered and developed the love of children's literature.

As the former Subject Librarian for Initial Teacher Training, TESOL and Children's Literature, Janice was responsible for the Teaching Resources Collection. In that capacity, Janice facilitated students and staff to develop their knowledge of Children’s Literature held in the TRC. She initiated and contributed to projects that have promoted this, including shadowing the Carnegie and Greenaway Awards and the UKLA Book Awards, organising author visits, and co-producing an in-house newsletter dedicated to children’s literature, It’s successor is The Four Corners, edited by Rose Roberto and Amy Webster.

Janice was a founder member of the English Subject Group that evolved into the RKEU Literature and Literacies (LiLi) and she did a tremendous amount of work contributing to improving the BGU collections for the BGU community and beyond.

Erle, S. and Morris, J. (2016) The provision of children’s literature at Bishop Grosseteste University (Lincoln). ESSE Messenger, 25 (1). ISSN 2518-3567 Morris, J., Erle, S. Hendry, H., & Sansby, E. (2013) Shadowing shines a light on resources. CILIP Update, October. 41-43. Morris, J.(2009) Picture Books for Everyone. Books for Keeps, 174, 8-9. http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/issue/174/childrens-books/articles/other-articles/picture-books-for-everyone Woolley, R. & Morris, J. (2017) Family Diversities Reading Resource (2nd edition). Lincoln: Bishop Grosseteste University. Available at: http://libguides.bishopg.ac.uk/childrensliterature Woolley, R. & Morris, J.(2012)Ten of the Best: picture books valuing children’s diverse families. Books for Keeps, 197. http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/issue/197/childrens-books/articles/ten-of-the-best/ten-of-the-best-picture-books-valuing-children%E2%80%99s- Woolley, R. & Morris, J. (2011) Transitions Reading Resource. Lincoln: Bishop Grosseteste University College. Woolley, R. & Morris, J. (2009) ‘Disability’ Reading Resource. Lincoln: Bishop Grosseteste University College.