Linda Tomos – Trustee

 Linda Tomos

Linda Tomos has been a chartered librarian since 1975 and was the National Librarian for Wales from 2015–2019, leading the strategy of the National Library in Aberystwyth. She worked previously as a senior civil servant with the Welsh Government and was the first Director of CyMAL: Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales within the Department for Culture, Sport and Tourism. A former Chair of the Library and Information Services Council for Wales, she was Chair of the BBC Education Broadcasting Council Wales between 1999 and 2003 and Chair of the National Trust’s Advisory Board in Wales between 2016 and 2020.
“I am looking forward immensely to joining the Board and contributing to developing a strong voice for the Books Council’s vital work in Wales. Much has changed since 2020 and we need a publishing sector which is ambitious and ready to innovate as we face the challenges ahead. I have a particular interest in increasing opportunities to improve literacy and promote new audiences through digital media and it will be a great pleasure for me to be part of the Books Council’s work as a trustee.”