British Library’s Chief Librarian Caroline Brazier awarded CBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian, British Library.

The British Library’s Chief Librarian Caroline Brazier has been awarded a CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours. The award was made in recognition of Caroline’s services to librarianship over a 35-year career, the past 15 years of which she has served at the UK national library.

Caroline Brazier said: “I feel very privileged to have enjoyed a long and fulfilling career working as a librarian and as part of such a dedicated professional community. I am pleased to accept this honour on behalf of everyone working in libraries and information services.”

Caroline joined the British Library as Head of Collection Acquisition and Description in 2002, based initially at the Library’s site in Boston Spa.  As Head of Resource Discovery from 2007 she focussed particularly on development of major library systems including the Integrated Library System, search and discovery systems and working towards regulations to make non-print legal deposit a reality.

Between 2009-2011, as Associate Director of Operations and Services, she worked on the future of Document Supply and on-going change management relating to the Library’s Collection Management operations.

She became Director of Scholarship and Collections in 2011 and the role was subsequently expanded to Chief Librarian.

Before joining the British Library, Caroline had over 20 years’ experience in the academic library sector in the UK and Ireland, including Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University.

In December 2017 Caroline announced her retirement from the Library. She will be stepping down as Chief Librarian at the end of June.


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