The German Studies Library Group seeks a new Treasurer

Our current Treasurer, Christian Staufenbiel, who has served brilliantly as GSLG Treasurer for a number of years, has indicated his intention to stand down from this role and to enable a managed hand-over to a new Treasurer. Christian aims to take us through to the close of our financial year in July/August, enabling, we hope, a smooth transition period to a new Treasurer’s taking up their duties.

Expressions of interest to take on the role of GSLG Treasurer are warmly welcomed. You should be a member of the GSLG, or prepared to join if not currently a member.  Informal enquiries about what is involved in this honorary position, where required, may be directed to Christian Staufenbiel, Germanic Collections, Cambridge University Library (

As well as being of interest to library colleagues who are already experienced in a treasurer or similar role, this honorary position would also offer interesting and valuable experience to librarians new to this area of work, keen to add to their continuing professional development, as a managed hand-over is envisaged with some ongoing support when the new Treasurer first settles into their role.

If you would like to suggest yourself for this position, please email the GSLG Chair, Dorothea Miehe, at the British Library ( and cc your email to me (


After tremendous service to the GSLG over a number of years, Graham Whitaker, Chair Emeritus, has now stood down from the committee. At the GSLG’s AGM in November, Emma Huber (Taylor Institution Library, Oxford) was duly elected to the committee.

2016 has been a busy and productive year for the GSLG and I am very grateful to the GSLG’s Chair and all the GSLG committee members for taking forward initiatives for our membership and for the wider community of Germanists. The inaugural Graham Nattrass Memorial Lecture was organised during 2016 and took place in June at the British Library Conference Centre in London and proved to be an outstanding success; the GSLG’s conference in Frankfurt-am-Main took place in September, and also proved very productive, useful, and extremely enjoyable; and our AGM in November at the Bodleian Libraries’ Weston Library in Oxford featured excellent guest speakers, displays, and tours.

We look forward very much to what 2017 brings and hope you may wish to join us on the committee.

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