British Library chief librarian confirmed CILIP Trustee

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The British Library’s chief librarian Caroline Brazier will join the trustee board of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals from the start of 2016. Caroline has a wealth of experience developed over 30 years of working in libraries in the UK and internationally.

Brazier has worked in academic, research and national library sectors involved in research, the development of standards and digital developments. She is also a trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Britten Pears Foundation and the Saga Trust.

Brazier said: '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. 

'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.'

Current trustees Martyn Wade and David Byrne also were re-elected to the board. The three trustees will serve from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019.
Nick Poole CILIP chief executive, said: 'I’m delighted to welcome Caroline to the CILIP board, and to welcome Martyn and David back. 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.'