A Strensall librarian has been honoured by the Queen as she prepares to start the next stage of her life.

Caroline Brazier will step down as the British Library's Chief Librarian at the end of this month.

She was awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours in recognition of her work with books and printed matter over 35 years, 15 of them at the British Library.

She said:“I feel very privileged to have enjoyed a long and fulfilling career working as a librarian and as part of such a dedicated professional community. I am pleased to accept this honour on behalf of everyone working in libraries and information services.”

Caroline joined the British Library as head of collection acquisition and description in 2002. She was appointed director of scholarship and collections in 2011, the role was later expanded to be chief librarian.

Before joining the British Library, she had more than 20 years experience in academic libraries, including Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University.