The British Library has announced Liz Jolly as its new Chief Librarian, succeeding Caroline Brazier in the role. Liz brings to the Library more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of institutions in the university sector, most recently as Director of a converged Student and Library Services department at Teesside University. She takes up her new role at the Library on 24 September 2018.
Liz Jolly said: “It will be a privilege to join the British Library and I am delighted to have the opportunity of working in one of the UK’s leading cultural institutions at such an exciting time, and to build on the fantastic work of Caroline Brazier in ensuring that our intellectual heritage is available for all.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with colleagues and partners in the development of our national library in a digital age and in delivering the Library’s ambition to be the most open, creative and innovative institution of its kind in the world.”
Liz joined Teesside University in 2008 and was Director of Library and Information Services from 2008 to 2017. Since joining Teesside she has been member of the University’s Senior Management Team and Academic Board and contributes to the strategic direction of the institution. She has delivered a number of transformational change projects including the professionalisation of library services, the creation of new types of learning and research spaces and the development of collections and content, working collaboratively with key stakeholders to enhance engagement with students, staff and the wider community.