Ed Jewell is President Elect of Libraries Connected. Ed serves as President Elect from January 2023 until June 2024, President from June 2024 until June 2026 and Past President from June 2026 until June 2027. Ed is the first Libraries Connected President from outside England. He has led Jersey’s library service since 2014 and has worked in libraries across the Channel Islands for 25 years. He is the Senior Responsible Officer for the development of the Jersey International Cultural Centre and serves on Jersey's Arts Strategy Leadership Board. In 2020, Ed was given the Jersey Bailiff’s Award for services to the community during the pandemic. As President, Ed has pledged to strengthen the charity’s local support networks, develop its leadership programmes and promote the health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries.