Roper in, Dolan out at CILIP council

Roper in, Dolan out at CILIP council

Librarian Tom Roper, who helped lead the campaign against the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals attempts to rebrand itself, has been elected by CILIP members as one of four new council members to help run the body.

The clinical librarian at Royal Sussex County Hospital was elected with 19.8% of all votes cast, alongside three other new council members: David McMenemy, Karen McFarlane and David Stewart. However council leader John Dolan and member Andy Dawson were not re-elected to their positions.

Phil Bradley, CILIP president, said: "The members and the organisation relies on council providing effective strategic decision making and skilful governance. I’m confident that  Karen, Tom, David Stewart and David McMenemy will serve CILIP well. I would like to thank Andy and John for the dedication, skill and passion they have shown while serving on council. I’ve seen firsthand that members of council shoulder difficult, complicated and important work."

CILIP council members are trustees of CILIP as a charity, and are responsible for guiding the business of CILIP, ensuring it is solvent and well run, and and delivering the objectives of its royal charter.

In the election, 2,310 members voted, a turnout of 17.7%.