RLUK Announces Election of new Chair of the RLUK Board

RLUK is very pleased to announce that Phil Sykes has been elected Chair of the RLUK Board as of 1 July 2010.

Phil Sykes, University Librarian at Liverpool University since 2004, takes on the role of Chair at a time of great opportunities for research libraries, but also potential threats as public spending tightens. He said: “This is an enormously exciting time to be taking over as chair of RLUK. Our libraries are more central to the work of the universities they serve than they’ve ever been; they have more to offer than they’ve ever had; and the financial pressures we are under make it imperative that research libraries work creatively together to provide services that are both excellent and efficient.”

Phil Sykes was a speaker at the recent Welsh Libraries Conference in Llandrindod.

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