Phil has been described in the national press as both a 'freelance librarian' and an Internet consultant. He specialises in Internet Search, Web 2.0 resources and integration of both of these into a library or information based environment.
Phil has worked almost exclusively with electronic media during his career, initially with CD-ROM and now the internet. He has been an independent consultant since 1995 and spends much of his time teaching. Clients include government departments, blue chip companies, major UK universities and other educational establishments, library and information groups as well as small and medium sized commercial organisations. Phil is also an accredited trainer for the European Parliament. He also works with search engine companies and has provided Microsoft with ideas, thoughts and opinions on the development of their search engines. He has also contributed to radio and television programmes about internet related issues.
Phil is a well known author on all things internet related, and has written books about internet search, using Web 2.0 resources in a library, using the web to promote organizations and has also edited a number of other works on aspects of the net. He also writes a monthly column for the CILIP Update magazine and is a regular contributor to the online Ariadne magazine.
He is a well known speaker at library and information conferences and exhibitions such as the Library Information Show, Internet Librarian International and Online. He also speaks at many other conferences, AGMs and staff training days. Phil is highly regarded for his relaxed but enthusiastic approach and practical focus.