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Trustee Board Elections

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A CILIPS election for roles on our Trustee Board is taking place between Monday 29th October and Friday 23rd November.

Please vote using this form. 

For the Trustee Board there are 2 vacancies and 4 candidates. Trustees serve for 3 years.

All CILIP in Scotland members are eligible to vote in the election and we urge you to participate. Please read the supporting statements for each of the candidates and then complete the form by identifying your 2 preferred candidates for the role of Trustee.

The successful nominees will begin their terms on 1st January 2019.

A full description of the role of a Trustee is here.

Please fill in your details and choose your preferred candidates by 5pm on the 23rd November. The result will be announced after the 28th November.

Nominee Supporting Statements:

Graeme Forbes:
I’ve worked in libraries in various roles for almost 40 years. My current post embraces strategy and policy, resourcing, finance, compliance, and direction of the National Library’s collection management activities. I have experience of working with national and international bodies including Scottish Government, SCURL, LIBER, and UK Legal Deposit libraries. I have been a member of the LA/CILIP and various subgroups since 1980, most recently chairing CIGS, and I mentor for professional qualifications. I will be retiring next March, but remain committed to the profession, and would welcome the opportunity to serve the interests of the Scottish community of information professionals.

Fiona Gillies:
As a CILIPS Trustee, I could contribute skills and knowledge acquired over 20 years working in a variety of library settings. Currently leading on service development & support for Aberdeenshire Libraries I have experience of policy making, legislation and governance as well as the challenges and opportunities facing libraries today. I have a passion for digital technology and great interpersonal skills, enjoying working collaboratively on projects such as the procurement of a Library Management System for the Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries. I believe that libraries have a great future if we are responsive to the changing needs of communities.

Helen Robinson:
As a trustee since 2014, I am committed to ensuring the good governance of CILIP in Scotland. It has been a privilege to be involved with the Professional Development Fund, providing members with financial support for training. In various roles on the Trustee Board I have gained significant experience which I hope to continue to share.
As Reader Services Librarian at the Advocates Library I balance a wide range of priorities in a pressured environment, working strategically as part of the library management team.
I have been a Law Librarian for many years and have a deep knowledge of the sector. If re-elected I will be a voice for information professionals working in specialist libraries.

Sally Walker:
I have 30 years’ experience of working in a range of libraries; being a sole librarian to part of a large team. I’m an active member of the management team, able to challenge judgements when needed and responsible for two budgets. I lead staff, am respectful and supportive of their needs while meeting the strategic goals of the Council. I am innovative in my approach to my role.
I enjoy networking at conferences and online while seeking opportunities to advocate for the profession.
I am passionate about libraries and have the energy and time to dedicate to being a trustee.