Biddy Fisher named vice-president of CILIP

<p>The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has appointed Biddy Fisher as the vice-president for 2009. Fisher will become president in 2010.</p><p>For the past 13 years Fisher has been the head of information services at Sheffield Hallam University. In the early &#39;90s she was CILIP&#39;s academic libraries adviser and was more recently the chair of CILIP&rsquo;s Library and Information Research Group, external examiner for its Chartership Board and a Yorkshire and Humberside Branch committee member.</p><p>She is currently a member of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Committee, has served on Life Long Learning UK&#39;s Library and Archives Panel and has been a member of the Society of College, University and National Libraries (SCONUL) Executive Board.</p><p>Fisher said: &quot;Retirement can now wait. I am truly honoured to be asked to join Peter Griffiths in his presidential year as CILIP&#39;s vice president, and to be given an opportunity to continue my career-long advocacy of the Library and Information profession.&quot;</p>