New University Librarian announced


The University is pleased to announce that Masud Khokhar has been appointed University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection.

Masud will be joining from the University of York, where he has held the role of Director of Library and Archives since 2018.

He 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.

Masud is also a member of the Board of Directors of Research Libraries UK (RLUK), where he leads on the Digital Scholarship theme.

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 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."

Masud’s predecessor, Dr Stella Butler, stepped down from her role at the end of December. Masud will be joining us in April.