The LIBER Executive Board is very pleased to announce that following its recent recruitment for a new Executive Director, and interviews held in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague on 20 November 2014, Ms Susan Reilly has been appointed as LIBER Executive Director. She will take up her post on 1 December 2014.
“I’m very pleased to be taking on this new role. LIBER is going through a very exciting phase of development and I’m looking forward leading the organisation through this phase and working with members to continue to shape LIBER into a touchstone for library innovation and a strong voice for research libraries in Europe.”
Ms Reilly joined LIBER in 2011 as EU Projects Officer. Since that time, she has been EU Projects Manager, Advocacy and Project Manager and — most recently — LIBER Interim Executive Director with effect from 1 October 2014.
Educated in Ireland, Ms Reilly has a BA (Hons) in Information and Library Studies and Art History from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, Wales, and an MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield.
Before taking up her first post with LIBER in 2011, Ms Reilly was Head Librarian of the Irish Management Institute in Dublin. She has also worked in other libraries in Ireland.
The interview panel for the post of LIBER Executive Director comprised Ms Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen (President); Ms Jeannette Frey (Vice-President); Dr Van Otegem (Treasurer); and Dr Ann Matheson (Secretary-General), with Drs Dick Langbroek, HR Director, National Library of the Netherlands, in attendance. There was a strong response to the advertisement for the post of LIBER Executive Director and five candidates were shortlisted for interview.
We congratulate Ms Reilly on her success and look forward to working with her as LIBER’s Executive Director.