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Nora Camann MCLIP, M.Ed - Chair and Digital Champion

Nora has been our Chair since 2019. She has been the chair of CILIP in Kent and has served on the committee since 2014.

Contact Nora if you wish to find out more about the work of the South East Member Network, or you wish to join the committee.

Nora works at London South Bank University as an instructional librarian. She in originally from the United States, and has worked as a health librarian as well as a school librarian for many years before moving to academic libraries. Her interests include E-learning and interactive fiction for teaching and learning. 

Claire Choong - Secretary

As Secretary, Claire is responsible for the efficient running of the Committee and its adherence to CILIP's regulations and governance. She also arranges and takes minutes for meetings. Claire is the Learning & Research Librarian (Research Lead) at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she has worked since 2005. She is also Secretary for the Kent sub-branch of CILIP (CILIP in Kent).


Alison Horner Le Riche - Treasurer

Alison is the Treasurer for the South East Member Network.

Alison joined the South East Member Network committee in 2019. She provides support for the South East Network as well as support and guidance to the treasurers in the sub-networks. Alison works for The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as a Library and Knowledge Service Manager. 

Member Support Coordinator - Ben Williamson

Linda Jones - Mentor Support Coordinator and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Representative

Linda Jones is the Law and Criminology Librarian at the University of Portsmouth.


New Professional Support Officer - Lucy Sinclair

Website Editor and Digital Champion - vacant

The position is vacant, please contact the secretary or chair if you are interested.

Helena Leeper - Publicity Officer and Newsletter Editor

Helena has overall responsibility for publicity and the newsletter of the South East Member Network.

My name is Helena Leeper and I manage the E-Bulletin for CILIP SE. I've been a school librarian for the past two years, completing a Masters degree in Librarianship in 2017. Alongside my work with CILIP and my current school, I also assist in the running of the twitter chat Newlibsuk ( where we cover topics ranging from diversity in librarianship to finding that first job after qualification. In my spare time I love to follow up on my passions in classical civilisation, music and photography.


Sarah Mann - Thames Valley Representative

Sarah is the chair of the CILIP Thames Valley working group. She works as the librarian at Regent's Park College, Oxford University, and she's currently studying part-time for an MSc in Information and Library Studies with Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.


Audrey Marshall - CILIP in Sussex Representative 


Kate Parlain - Committee Member

Candidate Support Officer  - Vacant.

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