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 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.

Immediate Past President

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.