Reporter 401, 6 May 1997

University welcomes top librarian to key post

The University of Leeds has appointed Mrs Lynne Brindley to the prestigious post of University Librarian, Keeper of the Brotherton Collection and Dean of Information Strategy.

Expected to take up her post in the autumn, she will plan and oversee the strategic development of one of the UK's largest academic libraries, maintain and develop the University's internationally-renowned specialised research collections and will have managerial responsibility for the provision of library and information services to over 30,000 registered users. As Dean of Information Strategy, Mrs Brindley will also be responsible for co-ordinating, developing and implementing IT strategy for the whole University.

Mrs Brindley has a national and international profile and is one of Britain's most experienced and distinguished academic librarians. She is currently Librarian and Director of Information Services at the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics and is involved in a range of national committees and Government initiatives.

Mrs Brindley has held senior posts in higher education and in industry. She has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Information Technology at the University of Aston in Birmingham and was Principal Consultant at KPMG Management Consulting in London.

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