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CILIPS welcomes new Trustees

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After our recent Trustee Board election, we are delighted to welcome two new CILIP Scotland Trustees: Katrina Brodin and Dr Diane Pennington.

Katrina is Programme Manager (Reader Development & Literacy) for Glasgow Life and has 23 years’ experience in public libraries working across three services, having also supported sector development as a CILIP Chartership mentor. Katrina leads the development of Glasgow’s Book Festivals and has been Chair and Vice-Chair of the Libraries Early Years Strategy Group.

Diane is Senior Lecturer and Course Director for the MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde, chairs CILIP’s Metadata and Discovery Group and is an elected member of IFLA’s Education and Training Section. Diane is also co-chair of the iSchools Women’s Coalition, aiming to empower women working in technology and information, and she became an Honorary Member of CILIPS in 2021. Congratulations both and thank you very much for joining us!

It is also a great pleasure to welcome our new Honorary Treasurer, Dr Francesca Baseby, from the University of Edinburgh. Francesca is an experienced Trustee of Small Steps Foundation and is passionate about promoting CILIPS’s values of access and inclusion. Welcome Francesca!

Outgoing Treasurer Richard Aird will become CILIPS Vice-President in 2022, with National Librarian of Scotland Amina Shah becoming CILIPS President.

CILIPS would like to express our sincere thanks to our outgoing Trustees, Vice-Chair Graeme Forbes and Trustee Fiona Gillies. CILIP Scotland has benefited greatly from their dedication, enthusiasm and expertise, and we wish Graeme and Fiona all the very best as they embark on exciting new challenges within LIS.

Thank you also to 2021 CILIPS President Cleo Jones for a year of inspirational and dynamic leadership. Meeting the unprecedented circumstances of the past year with courage and conviction, Cleo has engaged with CILIPS members in every part of Scotland and our sector: championing their worth each step of the way and encouraging them to celebrate the essential contribution that our profession makes to society. We would also like to thank Martina McChrystal, our immediate Past-President and a 2021 Honorary Member, for her invaluable service to the CILIPS Trustee Board and her profound positive impact on Scotland’s library community as a whole.

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