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Honours send important message


Honours send an important message

Librarians and information professionals from a range of sectors have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, said: “It is excellent to see librarians and information professionals being recognised. These honours recognise the individual achievements of their recipients and they also send an important message about the status and recognition of our profession today. On behalf of the entire team and CILIP Board I am delighted to send our congratulations to those being honoured this year.”

The British Library’s Chief Librarian, Caroline Brazier (pictured), who retires at the end of June, was made a CBE in recognition of her service to Librarianship and Higher Education. Caroline, a CILIP Trustee who has worked in libraries for 35 years, said: “I feel very privileged to have enjoyed a long and fulfilling career working as a librarian and as part of such a dedicated professional community. I am pleased to accept this honour on behalf of everyone working in libraries and information services.” Four other information professionals received OBEs.

Paul Caseley, Senior Fellow, Cyber and Information Systems, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, was recognised for services to Defence.
Marlize Palmer, Departmental Records Officer, Welsh Government, received her award for information management with the Welsh Government.
The former Chair of the City of London Corporation Museums and Libraries Committee, Vivienne Littlechild, was made OBE in recognition of her services to Culture in London. Sarah Mears, Library Services Manager to Essex County Council - who is due to move over to Libraries Connected (formerly SCL) - was made an OBE in recognition of her services to Children and Young People.

Also relevant to the sector is the CBE awarded to the Chair of the Carnegie Greenaway Diversity Review, Dr Margaret Casely-Hayford, in recognition of her charitable services in the UK and abroad.



Contributor: Information Professional
Published:  12 June 2018


Related content: The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018   



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