Job Description

CILIP Library & Information History Group (Treasurer)


The Library and Information History Group (LIHG), is one of CILIP’s oldest special interest groups. Our members, who range from academics to information professionals, share a passion for library and information history and together we represent the historical conscience of the information profession.

We support action for the preservation of libraries, library records, artefacts and buildings, and we are committed to increasing access to resources for researchers. We foster a community of expertise to promote, support and disseminate research through our peer-reviewed Library & Information History Journal, the annual conference, and bursaries and prizes; to educate and inform through events, newsletters and social media; to advocate on behalf of libraries; to represent CILIP on historic issues; and to advise CILIP on policy in our area.

We meet four times a year to discuss committee business: twice in person and twice online. Our current Treasurer is hoping to step down by Christmas 2019 and we are therefore looking for an enthusiastic individual to take his place.

As Treasurer, your role would be to maintain the LIHG's accounts, process all invoices and payments, provide annual accounts to CILIP, and present financial reports at our AGM. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in budgeting and financial management, to meet interesting people from across the information profession, and to gain valuable experience in decision-making, time management and report writing.

We are looking for someone who is numerate, familiar with Excel, a good communicator and well-organised. You need to be a member of CILIP or be willing to join. Please note that this is a voluntary role, with reasonable travel expenses paid for.

Full training will be provided by our current Treasurer. You would also be required to attend a training session at CILIP’s headquarters in London.

For more information about the role and requirements, please contact our Chair, Daniel Gooding at The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.