Friday, 20 August 2010

Bob McKee, 1950-2010

It is with regret that we note the sudden death of Bob McKee, Chief Executive of CILIP and a prominent personality in the UK library community for many years. Bob was Chief Executive of the Library Association when it merged with the Institute of Information Scientists in 2002.

Amongst the many roles he undertook, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Governing Board of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations. It was while attending the IFLA Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden that he died. Bob was due to retire from his post with CILIP in October.

I am sure that all ISKO UK members will join me in expressing condolences to Bob’s family, and in extending a welcome to his successor at CILIP, Annie Mauger.

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