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Farewell to the University Librarian

pic of Tim Hobbs with Louise Jones POINT OF DEPARTURE: 
Louise Jones, Clinical Sciences Librarian, pictured with Dr Tim Hobbs, raises a smile  when colleagues and friends of Tim gathered together on April 12 to wish him well for the future.

At a crowded lunchtime reception on April 12, library colleagues thanked Dr Timothy Hobbs for his leadership and support over the past six years, and wished him well in his new role. Later in the day the Vice-Chancellor paid tribute to Tim's contribution to the Library and the University at a farewell reception attended by many academic colleagues. Tim is to take up the post of Chief Executive of the East Midlands Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (EMMLAC).

Tim has served the University in many ways. He has been a member of numerous University committees, and he introduced the rolling strategic plan for the Library as part of the planning process. He brought with him from his previous post in Glasgow specialist knowledge of manuscripts and special collections, and was instrumental in providing improved storage and consultation facilities for this Library's collections, including the famous Orton papers which were acquired in 1996.

He also contributed to successful discussions with colleagues throughout Leicestershire and Rutland - to bring to fruition an important reciprocal access agreement. It is also a notable achievement of Tim's period of office that for every Quality Assurance Agency Subject Review carried out during that time Learning Resources were awarded the highest rating.

Stephen Rawlinson
May 2002

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