Helen Durndell joins NLS Board

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop, today announced the appointment of five new members to the Board of the National Library of Scotland including the University's Librarian Helen Durndell.

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) is one of the world’s leading research libraries and one of Scotland’s premier cultural institutions.  It is governed by the NLS Board, whose members are responsible for the overall vision and strategy and for ensuring public accountability.  As such it fulfils a statutory role and operates within the context of the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes and strategic objectives, including public service reform. 

Helen told Campus eNews: "I am looking forward to working with the NLS team as they develop and implement their new strategy (2015-2020) and bringing to the Board of the NLS the experience I have gained in my role as University Librarian over the past decade, and as a member of the Board of SLIC (Scottish Library and Information Council)."

The Scottish Government announcement abou the new appointments said: "Helen Durndell is University Librarian at the University of Glasgow who brings to the Board considerable senior level experience of delivering change within libraries and archives.  Over the past decade she has been a member of the Business Committee of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL), including service as Vice-Chair and Chair. 

"She has been a member of the Board of the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) since 2007 and Vice-Chair since 2011.  This has given Helen a wide appreciation of library issues across all sectors and types of organisations within Scotland."

First published: 23 February 2015