Presidential team

The Presidential Team works alongside the CILIP Board to support and promote the work of the organisation. Their role is to ensure good governance and to provide scrutiny. They represent CILIP as ambassadors and spokespeople.


Jan Parry

Jan began her library & information career in the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate library at the Health & Safety Executive, Bootle. She took 3 years unpaid leave to take a degree in Librarianship & Information Management and then moved to the Department of Health library in London.

Vice President

Dawn Finch

Dawn has spent almost thirty years working in libraries. She started off in public libraries working her way up from Saturday assistant, eventually moving into children’s libraries in the late 1980s. She focused on school libraries and retrained to support pupils with the acquisition of reading skills. 

Immediate Past President

Barbara Band

Barbara is a Chartered librarian, literacy consultant and school libraries advisor with twenty five years’ experience of delivering customer focused services within the education sector, with a range of project management and promotional skills gained in commercial, non-profit and business organisations. She is currently Head of Library and Resources at The Emmbrook School, Berkshire.