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ALISS AGM 14th June 2010                              British LibraryAttendingJane Alderson-Rice University of KentChristi...
Heather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretary )Jennie Grimshaw - British Library (Treasurer)Helen Mackin - BarnardosNormaMenabne...
WebsiteA new website is currently under development with SCIE . It will incorporatemore news RSS feeds.ConferencesJuly 200...
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ALISS AGM 2010 Minutes

  1. 1. ALISS AGM 14th June 2010 British LibraryAttendingJane Alderson-Rice University of KentChristine Bradford University of WarwickRachel Browning, University College FalmouthEuan Bull, HM Revenue and Customs Library ServicesIan Cooke, British LibraryHeather Dawson LSESarahFieldUniversity of WestminsterJuliaFlorinKingsFundCholeFurnivalUniversity of NottinghamHarryGibbsUniversity of SouthamptonJennie Grimshaw British LibraryAngelaJoyceUniversity of BristolMarkJanesUniversity of OxfordPeterKaneUniversity of WarwickAnna Kassman-McKerrell National Childrens BureauJohn Kaye British LibraryRob Kirtley UCL Library schoolJeremy Larkin Action for ChildrenHelen Mackin BarnardosJudyMcSorleyMiddlesexUniversityJanetMortonUniversity of LeedsSallyPatalongCoventryUniversityJeanPortmanUniversity of SurreyKirstynRadfordUniversity of YorkJulie Robinson SCIEVimal ShahKingsCollegeJoanne Tate SOASAngela Upton SCIEAnne Weist, National Institute for Health and Clinical ExcellenceKatherine Widdows, University of WarwickApologiesNorma Menabney Queen University Belfast.; Diane Kearns ,University ofBradfordCommittee membershipThe following were relected as officers by the AGMAngela Upton – SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) Chair
  2. 2. Heather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretary )Jennie Grimshaw - British Library (Treasurer)Helen Mackin - BarnardosNormaMenabneyQueensUniversityBelfastJoanne Tate SOASAngela Joyce,University of BristolDianeKearnsUniversity of BradfordSallyPatalongUniversity of CoventryJulia Florin Kings Fund volunteered and was accepted as a new committeemember.ALISS FinanceJennie Grimshaw presented the draft accounts for 2009/10This showed thatALISS continued to maintain a firm financial basis. John Helms had beenappointed as a financial adviser to transfer the accounts to an electronicformat and ensure compliance with tax liabilities. After reviewing the accountshe advised that ALISS registered with HM revenue and operated as a mutualsociety . The latter required a change of the constitution which in the event ofthe winding up of the group would cause remaining funds to be distributedamongst ALISS members. This change to the constitution was debated at theAGM and agreed by a majority vote.Review of Activities.Heather Dawson provided a brief summary of ALISS Events during 2009/10Membership.Despite the financial recession membership had remained relatively stable.Individual membership had increased. It had been decided to hold a reserveof funds in the current account to cushion against any future cancellationscaused by the recession.JournalALISS continues to publish the journal ALISS QuarterlySpecial issues were on mobile learning and EU information resources.The winner of the annual prize for the most inspiring and informative articlewas Katharine Widdows, Warwick University for her article In your Face book,not your face which described the implementation of Facebook by the LibraryThe runner up is Ian Cooke, Lead Content Specialist, International andPolitical Studies, British Library for his article on the results of user research
  3. 3. WebsiteA new website is currently under development with SCIE . It will incorporatemore news RSS feeds.ConferencesJuly 2009 Summer conference Marketing in a time of crisis –CoventryUniversityDecember 2009 event EU information resourcesPapers online on our website at: http://www.alissnet.org.uk/ select pastevents.VisitsVisits took place to the following social science libraries/ information centresand continued to prove very popular.Zoological Society Library and ArchiveSt JohnsAmbulanceMuseum and ArchiveHorniman LibraryOxford Social Sciences Library, Bodleian LibraryLondon Metropolitan ArchivesBritishMuseum Anthropology LibraryCILT Language LibraryUniversity of East London, DocklandsNational Art Library, V& AForthcoming ActivitiesA series of visits are planned including: Mass Observation Archive, BritishPostal Archive, Lambeth Palace LibrarySummer 2010 conference planned for August at SOAS on innovations ininformation provision and supporting researchers in social policyProposed revamp / re-design of our website to incorporate more dynamic web2.0 features! Enhancing the website to provide more current awareness news itemsHeather Dawson.ALISS Secretaryh.dawson@lse.ac.uk

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