Poole appointed as CILIP c.e.o

Poole appointed as CILIP c.e.o

Nick Poole has been appointed as chief executive of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Poole will begin at CILIP in June. He is currently c.e.o. of the Collections Trust, a UK charity which works with libraries, archives and museums, and has previously been a trustee of CILIP, and was CILIP treasurer between 2012 and 2013.

"I am honoured and excited to be taking up the role as CILIP’s chief executive," Poole said in a statement. "Library and information professionals have a profoundly important role to play in a modern digital economy and a productive society. I want to ensure that the skills and expertise of our members is championed as widely as possible, nationally and locally. These are challenging times for our community, and CILIP needs to be able to offer leadership, support and encouragement to professionals working to promote information literacy across industry, media, education and government."

Martyn Wade, chair of CILIP council, said: “We’re delighted that Nick will be the new chief executive. The recruitment panel agreed that Nick has the experience, passion and strategic ability to lead CILIP at this important time. On behalf of all Trustees I would like to congratulate Nick, we look forward to working with him. I’d like to thank Jill Colbert, who will continue in the role of interim chief executive until Nick starts."

The former CILIP chief executive, Annie Mauger, left in October to take up the role of director of national business units at the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Poole began at the Collections Trust in 2005. He previously held roles at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), and is a former councillor of the Museums Association and the former chair of the UK arm of the International Council of Museums.