Jake Hope - Chair & CKG Chair of Judges and North West Representative
Reading Development & Children's Books Consultant
Tricia Adams - Past Chair
As a professional librarian with more years’ experience than I care to mention – I have worked in several sectors including government libraries and as a self-employed information specialist but have come back to my favourite – of working with children, in various guises, for the last 20+ years. This has included a spell as a primary school librarian, before moving back to public libraries in my home county of Northamptonshire, where I have been Head of Children’s and Young People’s Public Library Services and the manager of the Schools’ Library Service – Learning Resources for Education.
I have been Director of the School Library Association since 2008. I have had the honour to be Chair of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards judging panel and YLG during 2008 and 2017.
I am an information professional with over 25 years’ experience. I have mostly worked in special libraries and I am currently employed at the University of Bath Library. I have been an active member of CILIP for over 30 years and have fulfilled a number of committee and special roles. My current job has a focus on financial matters which has encouraged me to take on the role as Treasurer which I have now done for a couple of years.
Sue Polchow - Secretary and Website Manager
Literacy & Library Adviser
Helen Thompson - Treasurer & North East Representative
Amy McKay - CILIP CKG Co-ordinator
Joy Court - Conference Manager & CILIP CKG Working Party Chair
I have spent nearly my entire career in business school libraries, first at London Business School and latterly as a consultant for SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management. I was President of the European Business Schools' Librarians' Group for three years and was awarded a CILIP Honorary Fellowship in 2010. I have been the editor of Refer (now K & IM Refer) since 2014.
Julia Hale - Conference Secretary and South West Representative
School Libraries Advisor
Agnès Guyon - Exhibition Manager
Senior Librarian - Schools and Young People's Services
I qualified as a librarian in 1997 after teaching for four years. My first post as a children’s librarian was with Midlothian council in 2005. I drove the children’s mobile library to all the primary schools and seeing how magical it was for children convinced me that this was the right profession for me. I enjoyed the challenge of helping each one of them choose a book, and loved hearing how they enjoyed it on my next visit.
Since 2009 I have been Senior Librarian – Young People’s Service for East Lothian Council, where I am responsible for the children and young people’s portfolio for the public libraries, as well as the services to schools.
The highlight of my career was being a Chair of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway judges in 2015
Elizabeth McDonald - Membership Manager & South East Representative
Reader Development Officer - Young People and Families.