Masters of the Bench
Mrs Ruth Bird
Full Title: Mrs Ruth BirdCategory: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 12.10.2010
Ruth Bird has been the Bodleian Law Librarian at the University of Oxford since 2004. She is a history/politics graduate from Melbourne University, and began her career in teaching. After postgraduate studies in librarianship she worked as a teacher librarian, before moving into law librarianship. She managed libraries and taught legal research at Australian law firms Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks and Phillips Fox, and was Law Librarian at the University of Melbourne. Her professional involvement includes having been National Convenor of ALLA (Australian Law Librarians Association), currently a Council member of BIALL (British & Irish Association of Law Librarians) and a Board member of IALL (International Association of Law Libraries), and writing for professional journals and blogs. Master Bird is the Vice-Chairman of the Inn's Library & Archive Committee.