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CILIP Yorkshire & Humberside committee members

Kirsty Carver - Chair

When I first qualified I worked for the public library service. Since then I have worked in Higher Education as a subject librarian for 18 years. I am currently supporting Law, Accountancy, Finance & Economics and Management at the University of Huddersfield. I volunteered to be Chair because I wanted to give something back to library and information workers in the region and make sure we continue to offer support, encouragement and opportunities to new members.

Laura Palmer - Secretary


Dominic Gilroy - Treasurer

I have 20 years experience working in a range of roles within Health Librarianship. My current role is NHS Library and Knowledge Services Development Manager for Yorkshire and Humber, working as part of the Healthcare Libraries Unit North to advise, support, and improve NHS library services on behalf of Health Education England.

Emily Bogie - Candidate Support Officer

I completed an MA in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield in 2010, having previously worked as a graduate trainee at Manchester Metropolitan University. My current role is as Metadata Specialist and Capacity Management Co-ordinator at the University of Sheffield. In 2016, I became a chartered member of CILIP and, shortly afterwards, I trained as a CILIP mentor. In 2017, I was appointed Honorary Secretary of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group committee.

Maureen Pinder - Mentor Support Officer

I have worked in libraries for 26 years, the last 17 in Yorkshire. For most of that time I was a Faculty Team Librarian at Leeds University Library liaising with various Arts departments, and since 2015 I have worked as a Subject Librarian at Bradford University Library, looking after some of the Life Sciences.

I chartered myself in 1997, and I’ve been mentoring Chartership candidates for several years. I’ve currently got three mentees working towards Chartership. I took over as MSO for the region in summer 2014, and aim to run one or two Mentors’ Exchange of Experience events and one or two Mentor Training events per year, depending on demand.

Natalia Gordon & Beth Montague-Hellen - Equality and Diversity Officers


Ian Stringer - Links and Liaison Officer

I worked in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Barnsley Public Libraries between 1966 and 2006. Since leaving fulltime employment in 2006 I have done freelance library work all over the world and have run IT courses for librarians the UK.

I have set up three library projects in South Africa, Burkina Faso and Ghana to supply books in folding boxes to remote areas (Caterpillar Project).

I was a committee member of Branch and Mobile Library Group for 25 years, chair of the International Library and Information Group and a committee member of IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

In 2010 I was awarded CILIP Honorary Fellowship for work on mobile libraries and the African book box project.

Kate Slone - Social Media Officer


Chloe Beswick - Communications Officer


Evelyn Webster - Web Editor

Currently working at Leeds Trinity University as an Assistant Librarian in the Collections, Access and Systems team. I moved to Leeds in 2013 to start my first professional post as a library officer for international commercial law firm Pinsent Masons. I served as the Yorkshire & Humberside committee's Events Officer for three years before shifting into the Web Editor role in mid-2018.

Owen Clements - Events Officer

I am currently an Assistant Librarian at The Grammar School at Leeds, working with students from Reception to Sixth Form. I've previously worked in public libraries and in schools, and have an interest in comics, diversity in libraries, and information literacy for students and young people.

Margaret Nicholson - Retired Members Liaison

Rose Harries & Laura Walker - Student and New Professional Liaison

Amy Wong - Committee Member

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