British Library Chief Librarian Caroline Brazier will join the Trustee Board of CILIP – the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals – from the start of 2016.
CILIP is the leading professional body for librarians across the UK and plays a key role in advocating on behalf of the profession and advancing professional skills and standards.
Caroline has worked in academic and research libraries over the past thirty years and has performed a number of senior roles at the Library, including Director of Collections. Last year she was promoted to Chief Librarian. She is also currently a Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Britten Pears Foundation and the Saga Trust.
“My whole professional career has been based on a belief that access to information, improving literacy and supporting lifelong learning are vital public services and that libraries are an essential part of that service,” said Caroline. “Library and information services in the UK, as well as internationally, are going through a period of unprecedented challenge and change. They need a strong, strategic voice to advocate for them. I believe CILIP can offer that voice and that I have relevant experience, skills and enthusiasm which I would like to contribute.”
Nick Poole CILIP Chief Executive said, “I’m delighted to welcome Caroline to the CILIP Board. Our Trustees provide essential leadership to the library and information community. They ensure that CILIP is well run, financially sound and an effective organisation. With the launch of CILIP’s new strategic plan in 2016 I’m excited to have such an experienced and skilled Trustee Board to see us through this process and deliver our plans for growth.”