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Samantha Goldsmith - Chair

I work at Leeds City College as the Park Lane Campus Librarian, managing a team of 10. I have worked in libraries for 21 years, mostly education libraries, including 3 years on the amazing Shetland Isles where I ran the libraries of both NAFC and Shetland College.

I joined the committee because, along with many of my peers, did not feel we were getting the most out of our memberships in the local area. I wanted to give something back to library and information workers in the region and make sure we continue to offer support and encouragement to new members of the profession too. My main goals as Chair are to drive forward as many training and networking opportunities as possible within financial constraints and to motivate and support my committee members in giving up their time to achieve this.

Emily Wheeler - Secretary

I am a recently qualified librarian and am currently a Library Learning Advisor at Leeds University Library. I am particularly interested in digital and information literacy.

Angela Kale - Treasurer

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.

Fiona Titterington - Candidate Support Officer

Maureen Pinder - Mentor Support Officer

I have worked in libraries for 21 years, the last 13 in Yorkshire. For most of that time I was a Faculty Team Librarian at Leeds University Library liaising with various Arts departments, and this March I started a new job at Bradford University Library as Subject Librarian for Biomedical and Clinical Sciences and Psychology.

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.

David Hartshorne - Equality and Diversity Officer

I am College Librarian for Harrogate College, part of the Hull College Group. Previously I have worked in newspaper and public Libraries. My areas of interest include research skills, dyslexia support and information literacy.

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.

Margaret Nicholson - Retired Members Liaison

Antony Ramm - Social Media

I am currently a Senior Library Assistant at the Information and Research department of Leeds Central Library.

Beth Tapster - Student and New Professional Liaison

Evelyn Webster - Visits Co-ordinator

I moved to Leeds in 2013 to start my first professional post as a library officer for Pinsent Masons LLP. Prior to that, I did my masters in Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, and before that I was the graduate trainee at the Oxford Union Library.

Karen Atkinson - Web Editor

Mark Naylor - Committee Member

I am the Librarian at Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. I am a CILIP Mentor and a member of the School Library Association.

Amy Wong - Committee Member

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