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CILIP North West Committee members

Christine Sweet LLB (Hons), PgDip, MCLIP


Christine has worked in further and higher education libraries. She currently works in the Research and Digital Horizons team at the University of Manchester Library. Christine first joined the committee in 2016 as a student representative and completed her CILIP Chartership in 2020.

Sinead English


Sinead joined the committee as the secretary in 2020. She currently works as Assistant Librarian at the University Campus of Football Business, and has previously worked in public and health libraries. Also, Sinead graduated from the University of Sheffield in January 2020 with an MA in Library and Information Services Management.

Gil Young

Professional Registration Support Officer

Gil has worked in the academic, health and public library sectors. She is currently employed by Health Education England as a NHS Library Knowledge Service Development Manager. She is a CILIP Fellow and an associate member of the CIPD. She has been a CILIP mentor since the scheme was introduced and was the first winner of the CILIP mentor of the year award.

You can find our more about Gil on the CILIP NW Blog -


Zoe Collyer-Strutt BA (Hons), BSc(Hons), PGCE

Awards Officer

Zoe manages a small team of Academic Support Librarians and Academic Skills Tutors at Wrexham Glyndwr University. She supports a variety of subject areas, a role that incorporates academic liaison and collection development, alongside supporting students and teaching information literacy and academic skills.

Zoe has been working in the library and information sector for 30 years, and has experience of both public and academic libraries. She has previously worked at Chester University, Edge Hill University and Chester Public Library, and has a wide ranging experience of customer service management. She has recently completed her BSc in Library and Information Studies and is currently undertaking her Chartership.

Marg Charlsworth

Blog Editor

Marg has worked in public libraries for the past 11 years. She is currently a Specialist Librarian in Cheshire East Libraries. Marg was Chartered in 2018. She has been the CILIPNW blog editor since March 2018. You can find out more about her on the CILIP NW Blog -

Victoria Treadway, MA, MCLIP (Revalidated 2016)

Professional Registration Support Officer

Victoria has worked in NHS library and knowledge services since 2004, working alongside healthcare professionals and teams to understand their knowledge requirements and deliver accessible and responsive library and knowledge services. She is currently working as a Knowledge Management Facilitator at NHS England & NHS Improvement. Victoria is working towards CILIP Fellowship.

Tracy Owen


Tracy is the Knowledge and Library Services Manager at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS FT and has been a Librarian since qualifying in 2000. Tracy has gained experience in library finance, literature searching and end user training. She has facilitated two library moves where she designed the layout for both new libraries. Tracy has been the Chair of the Local Libraries network on two occasions and is a member of a number of local groups including the Mental Health Librarians group and the Information Governance group.


When not at work Tracy helps out at a local Cub Scout group and is a keen Caravanner.

Suzi Heslan

Events Officer

Amy Clancy

Student Representative

Amy joined the committee as a student representative in September 2019.


Sue McKenzie Bsc(Hons), ACLIP

Web Officer and Digital Champion

Sue has worked in public libraries for over 12 years and is presently a Community Librarian for Cheshire West and Chester Public Libraries. Sue attained CILIP Certification in 2000 and is presently working towards CILIP Chartership.  With an interest in computing and coding, she joined the committee in May 2020.

In her free time, Sue is a founding member and retired president of a local Women's Institute.

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