Head of Library Services

Head of Library - Lorna Mitchell

Lorna is responsible for the strategic management and day-to-day running of the Library and Archive at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

This includes:

  • maintenance and development of the collections, including cataloguing, digitisation and preservation;
  • management of the information that is created by the RBGE;
  • public engagement activities to increase awareness of the Library and Archive collections;
  • fundraising and income generation to support Library and Archive projects;
  • records management.

Prior to joining the RBGE in January 2013, Lorna was the Assistant Director (Academic Support) at Brunel University Library, London. More information on Lorna's career to date can be found on the 23 Librarians blog posting that she wrote in January 2015.

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Lorna Mitchell, Head of Library

Contact Details:


Email: l.mitchell@rbge.ac.uk


Telephone: 0131 248 2850


Twitter: @law_mitchell


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)