RLUK is pleased to announce that Nicola Wright has been elected as its new Vice-Chair.

Nicola is Director of LSE Library and Librarian of the British Library of Political and Economic Science. Nicola joined LSE in 2008 from Imperial College London where she led the development of the UK Research Reserve project.

Nicola’s career has focused on leading change in libraries in order to meet the demands of a digital environment. Nicola has extensive experience in library management gained during a varied career in the higher education and heritage sectors, with roles at the British Library, SOAS and Imperial College London. She has contributed to a number of national and international initiatives in support of evolving the role of research libraries, and she is currently Deputy Chair of the UK Committee for the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.

John MacColl, Chair of RLUK, said: ‘I am delighted that Nicola has been elected as our new Vice-Chair, and very grateful to her for being willing to stand for election in our current unusual circumstances. Her tenure as Vice-Chair will be much shorter than we would wish, and she will take over from me as Chair of RLUK at the March 2017 AGM. But I have full confidence in her leadership abilities and her capacity to rise quickly to this challenge. Nicola has already shown that she is a proud champion of RLUK, with a vision for how it should move forward into the challenging future for research library collaboration, and how it should support individual RLUK members in these turbulent political and financial times.’

Nicola Wright stated: ‘I am very pleased and honoured to have been elected as the new Vice-Chair of RLUK. I am looking forward to working with friends and colleagues to support our community and pursue our strategic agenda with vigour.’