The Representative Church Body (RCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Susan Hood as Librarian and Archivist of the RCB Library, where are conserved and maintained many records associated with the work and history of the Church of Ireland. Dr Hood has served as Assistant Librarian and Archivist with the RCB since 1998 and will succeed Dr Raymond Refaussé who is due to retire as Librarian and Archivist in the summer.
Welcoming Dr Hood to her new role, the Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke said: ‘I have known Susan Hood well for many years, and am very aware of her deep commitment to maintaining a record of the work of the Church of Ireland during her years in the RCB Library. I am delighted to welcome her to this new role, as she prepares to take charge of the future direction and development of the Library. The Library has always played an important part in the life of the Church, acting as a vital resource for those in training for future ministry and for many involved in research, in addition to conserving the record of our witness as a Church in the island of Ireland. Susan is well-known across the Church for her promotion of different facets of the life and ministry of the Church through her writing for the Church’s website, including the highly acclaimed “Archive of the Month”, and papers in many research journals. I wish her well as she takes up her new responsibilities as Librarian and Archivist.’