Remembering Chris Fowler
We are sad to share the news of the death of Chris Fowler (1956 – 2022) from the Library at Oxford Brookes.
Over the years Chris helped numerous staff and students in Publishing, offering invaluable advice and assistance whether around research skills or the relevant books and resources available in the library. She loved the special collections and we are fortunate to have a good variety of publishing-related archives and collections, including the Booker Archive and the Steve Hare, Peter Stockham and Jane Doe collections. She will be much missed.
A graduate of the University of Bristol, Chris Fowler worked in the library for over 27 years, first as an extended hours library assistant and then combining the role with library assistant at Dorset House (the Occupational Therapy library). In the early 2000s Chris studied part time for a Master’s degree in information management at what was then the University of North London and was appointed to a Subject Librarian post, originally for Fine Art, English and Publishing, in 2003. Chris discovered her forte and was a highly valued colleague for many years. Our thoughts are with Chris's family, and especially with her partner Steve and her children Katie, Jamie, and Dan (who works as a Library Assistant at Brookes).