As Chief Librarian at the British Library, Caroline leads on strategic development and management of the Library’s collections and services to ensure they remain world class, relevant and accessible to all the Library’s audiences.
She is currently working on questions about the value of national libraries, and the development of both physical and digital services to increase value. She is deeply engaged with the new skills, standards and infrastructure we need, both as separate institutions and as an integrated information community to make this transformation.
Before joining the British Library in 2002, Caroline worked for 20 years in academic libraries, mostly in Ireland. Caroline is currently Treasurer of CENL (Conference of European National Libraries), a Trustee of CILIP, and Board member of Research Libraries UK and SCONUL.
Library Matters at the NLI
This series of lunchtime talks at the National Library of Ireland features librarians from across Ireland and Europe, talking about new perspectives and strategies for libraries as the world of information management evolves. With this series we aim to provide a forum for everyone with an interest in the library world, to hear and discuss ideas and stories of change, which may inspire and support you.