Clare Walker has degrees from Wits, Cambridge and UNISA. Her career in LIS has spanned almost 45 years, in public, special and academic libraries and teaching. She retired as Wits Deputy University Librarian in 2010 and now holds an honorary research position. In 1990 Clare was appointed to a new social responsibility portfolio in the SAILIS national EXCO by the pioneering African President, Prof Manaka. She worked actively on NEPI, TransLIS and LISDESA, and in 1997-1998 led SAILIS in its vote to disband. She was also involved for 30 years in the IFLA section for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning. Clare joined LIASA on 10 July 1997. She served on the first NCLIS, the SAQA Standards Generating Body for LIS, and the LIASA governing body for the first Library Leadership Programme, SALLP. Clare has received many awards in recognition of her contribution to LIASA and her leadership in transforming the profession. She has presented, written and edited extensively.