Last week CILIP announced that, from 1st January 2012, their new Vice President would be Voices For The Library founder member Lauren Smith. This is a one year post and following on from this, Lauren will automatically become CILIP President for one year.
Lauren has developed a high profile in the media over the past couple of years, in relation to library advocacy and activism, not only on behalf of Voices For The Library, but also for the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign. Earlier this year she was also named as one of U.S. Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers of 2011. We’re sure that Lauren will put her experience and skills to great use during her time at CILIP.
We are all sad that Lauren will be leaving Voices For The Library to undertake this new role, but we wish her well and hope that her enthusiasm will strengthen the work CILIP is doing and will inspire others to get involved and make a difference too.