University academic appointed Vice-President of Chartered Institute

An academic at Robert Gordon University's Aberdeen Business School has been appointed as the new Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS).

Professor Peter ReidProfessor Peter Reid, Head of the University's Department of Information Management, heads up Scotland's leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers, and will go on to serve as President of the organisation in 2012.

CILIPS provides practical support for members throughout their careers and speaks out on behalf of the profession in both the private and public sectors.

Professor Reid, who joined the University as a lecturer in 1998, has led the University's Information Management Department since July 2009, and is a highly respected academic in the field with a detailed knowledge of information and library science.

A renowned expert in local studies, Professor Reid's research and experiences over the last decade have seen him become a leader within the sector, promoting professional engagement across the board. His dedication has seen him establish relationships with external agencies including Grampian Information, to build links with professionals in the North-east.

Professor Reid was also instrumental in the development of the University's Doctorate of Information Science, the UK's only professional doctorate in library and information management.

He comments: "I'm honoured to be chosen as Vice-President of the Institute in Scotland and am looking forward to serving as President in 2012. I am passionate about libraries and their capacity to change individuals and communities for the better, and hope to emphasise the importance of developing creativity and innovation within the discipline."

Professor Reid, who has served as Vice-President since 1 January 2011, will step up to the post of President from 1 January 2012.

Issued by:

Sarah Grieve
Communications Officer

Robert Gordon University
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