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Caroline Brazier, CBE is a Scottish librarian. From 2013 to 2018, she was Chief Librarian of the British Library, the United Kingdom's national library.

Brazier did her undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, and earned a master's degree in library and information studies at University College London.[1] Before moving to the British Library in 2002, she worked at a number of academic and research libraries including those at Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University.[2][3][4][5] She became chief librarian in 2013.[1]

Brazier announced her retirement in 2017, effective 2018.[2] In the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours, Brazier was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to librarianship and to higher education.[6]


  1. ^ a b Lo, Patrick; Cho, Allan; Chiu, Dickson K. W. (2017), "Caroline Brazier: Chief Librarian, British Library", World's Leading National, Public, Monastery and Royal Library Directors: Leadership, Management, Future of Libraries, Walter de Gruyter, pp. 25–36, ISBN 9783110533347
  2. ^ a b "Caroline Brazier announces retirement from the British Library". The British Library. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ Fryer, Jon. "Chief Librarian". The British Library. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Caroline Brazier". CILIP. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  5. ^ "A Life with Libraries: BDS interviews Caroline Brazier". Bibliographic Data Services. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ "No. 62310". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 June 2018. p. B8.