Stella Thebridge is Principal Librarian: schools and reading, Warwickshire public libraries. Half her time is as Manager of Warwickshire Schools’ Library Service, a role she has undertaken since 2010. Prior to working in Warwickshire Stella worked in a range of sectors including library and information research at what is now Birmingham City University. A number of her projects in this role related to public libraries and reader development. She reviews regularly for ‘Reference Reviews’ and contributes to the ‘British Librarianship and Information Work’ five-yearly volumes.