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New Librarian for Leeds

Masud Khokhar has been appointed University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds.

Masud has extensive experience in leadership, strategy development and digital innovation, gained during a varied career with roles at the Bodleian Libraries, Lancaster University and the University of York. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Research Libraries UK (RLUK), where he leads on the Digital Scholarship theme. Masud has held the role of Director of Library and Archives at the University of York, since 2018.

Masud said:

I am excited about joining the University of Leeds at a time when it seeks to develop its future vision and strategy. I look forward to working with you to position the University Library as a national and international leader, integral to the University of Leeds’ aims and ambition.

Welcoming the appointment, interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, Professor Peter Jimack, said: “I am delighted that Masud has accepted this important position with us and am confident that, under his leadership, our library and collections will continue to play an ever more important role in University life: aligning with and supporting our refreshed strategy for the benefit of students and staff alike.”

Masud’s predecessor, Dr Stella Butler, stepped down from her role at the end of December, and Masud will join the University in April.