Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, was made a Dame of the British Empire in the 2007 Queens New Year Honours. She is an enormously inspiring library leader whose energy and vision well deserve this recognition.
You can see the complete list at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/29_12_07_hons_queen.pdf
I have written to Lynne congratulating her on behalf of ALIA and Australian library staff.
Lynne gave a wonderful presentation on change management and challenges facing the British Library in Canberra in 2005 - the PowerPoint is available at http://www.nla.gov.au/initiatives/meetings/brindley.html. It remains a very insightful and worthwhile perspective that I encourage everyone to read.