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National Librarian of Wales retires

National Librarian of Wales retires

Linda Tomos, the first female Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Wales in its one hundred year history and longstanding CILIP member and Chartered Librarian has announced her retirement during 2019. A well known figure in Welsh cultural affairs, she was invited to join the Gorsedd of Bards in 2018 and was chosen as one of Wales’ 100 most inspiring women. Linda arrived at the Library following a long career in digital information management and thirteen years as a senior civil servant in the Welsh Government responsible for library, archive and museum policy. She has been associated with many professional developments in Wales, including the implementation of the People’s Network in Wales and the first ever Library Strategy for Wales in 2005. Linda is a past Chair of the Library and Information Services Council for Wales (LISC Wales) which advised Ministers on statutory duties prior to 2004 and Chair of the BBC Educational Broadcasting Council Wales. She is the current Chair of the National Trust Advisory Council for Wales and advises the First Minister on the programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War in Wales.

The National Library of Wales will be advertising for a new Chief Executive and Librarian during October 2018.

Press release

Published: 26 September 2018

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