Tabitha Witherick

Chief Executive
Digital rights of the child

Tabitha is the new Chief Executive at ASCEL, the charity and national network of senior managers in children’s, public and schools library services. As an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation ASCEL provides training, peer support, best practice and initiatives to help members amplify the voices of children and young people in libraries.

Tabitha has 20 years’ experience of working in public libraries, is a chartered librarian and formerly Head of Library Service and Customer Experience at Libraries Unlimited. She also recently worked as Regional Development Manager at Libraries Connected – the national network for librarians across the UK.