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Liz Jolly named as British Library's Chief Librarian

Liz Jolly named BL's Librarian in Chief

The British Library has announced CILIP Fellow Liz Jolly as its new Chief Librarian.

Liz takes over the role at the British Library from outgoing Chief Librarian Caroline Brazier, who announced her retirement in December last year. The Chief Librarian is responsible for all aspects of curation and management of collections at the BL and Liz will officially join the library on 24 September.

Liz said: “It will be a privilege to join the British Library and I am delighted to have the opportunity of working in one of the UK’s leading cultural institutions at such an exciting time, and to build on the fantastic work of Caroline Brazier in ensuring that our intellectual heritage is available for all.

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with colleagues and partners in the development of our national library in a digital age and in delivering the Library’s ambition to be the most open, creative and innovative institution of its kind in the world.”

Liz is currently Director of Student and Library Services at Teesside University and has more than 20 years of experience working in the university sector. CILIP Chief Executive Nick Poole welcomed Liz’s appointment, saying: "We are absolutely delighted at Liz's appointment, which is thoroughly deserved. Liz will bring great experience and enthusiasm to the role.

"She has demonstrated throughout her career – and the active role she has played supporting CILIP – that she is passionate about libraries, librarians and the importance of access to information. Her appointment as Chief Librarian is very welcome."


Published: 23 May 2018

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