British Library appoints a new chief executive

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "British Library appoints a new chief executive", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 28 No. 2.



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British Library appoints a new chief executive

British Library appoints a new chief executive

Keywords Appointments, Libraries, Executives

The British Library has announced the appointment of Lynne Brindley as its new Chief Executive. Lynne is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor and University Librarian at the University of Leeds in Yorkshire, UK, where she has been since 1997. She will take over from the current Chief Executive, Brian Lang, on 1 July 2000.

Lynne's career includes a range of high profile management roles at leading academic institutions including the London School of Economics and Aston University, Birmingham. She has also worked for the British Library (1979-1985) in both the Bibliographic Services and the Chief Executive's Office and had played a leading role in initiatives designed to modernise library provisions in higher education.

Commenting on the appointment, the Chairman of the British Library Board, John Ashworth said: "I am pleased to be welcoming Lynne to the British Library. I am delighted that for the first time in its history the Library has a Chief Executive who is also a professional librarian."

Lynne Brindley said: "I feel enormously privileged to be taking on the job of Chief Executive at such a critical time. I am looking forward to meeting staff and library users in the coming months and to developing programmes to enhance traditional library activities, to reach out to new publics and to put digital library developments centre stage."

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Source: Press release

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