Mauger to leave CILIP

Mauger to leave CILIP

Annie Mauger is leaving her role as chief executive of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, after more than 20 years in the library sector.

Mauger will take on a new role as director of national business units at the Chartered Institute of Housing, based in Scotland. Her final date at CILIP will be 30th January 2015, and CILIP will begin recruitment for a new chief executive.

CILIP said that membership numbers had stabilised under Mauger's leadership, with Mauger overseeing " an extensive change and modernisation programme at the organisation," including "a sharper focus on advocacy and campaigns", while putting CILIP on "sound financial footing".

However Mauger's four-year term also saw her oversee controversial attempts to rebrand the organisation, plans which were ultimately voted down by members after criticism of the expense and complaints that it distracted from advocating against library closures.

Last months's a.g.m. saw members also failing to adopt a full raft of proposed changes to the body's governance.

Before being appointed as CILIP's first female chief executive in 2010, Mauger had held a variety of roles in librarianship, including being head of libraries and heritage for the City of York Council, and and chief executive of Museums, Libraries and Archives Yorkshire.

Mauger said: "It has been a great privilege to work for my profession and be CILIP's first woman c.e.o. I know that the organisation is ready to move forward with a fantastic, talented staff team across four nations and a committed and supportive Council. Whilst it's time for me to move on, I have learnt a huge amount and had a wonderful time working with members and partners and wish everyone great success."

Martyn Wade, chair of CILIP council, said: "Annie has made an enormous contribution to the development of CILIP leading the introduction of a wide range of new services and support for members. She will be greatly missed, and we wish her every success in her new role."