We were saddened to hear the news that Rikki Breem died on 12th August.
Rikki worked in public libraries and Harrods Subscription Library before joining the Inn in 1961. She worked in the Inner Temple Library for over 30 years and was the Deputy Librarian for most of that time. Rikki was married to the former Librarian, Wallace Breem, and they were both founder members of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.
The current Library has benefited greatly from all the careful conservation, cataloguing and bibliographical work carried out by Wallace and Rikki.
The strategic review group’s report on library services was finalised in September 2013 and adopted by the Library Committee in October 2013. The report was the subject of an in-depth review at the December meeting of the Executive Committee when it was decided that the Inn should continue to allocate sufficient funding to the Library to allow the present level of service to be maintained and should give priority to exploring options which might permit members outside London and those whose practice base is not within convenient reach of the Inns of Court to access electronic services remotely.