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ALISS AGM 1st
July
Senate House
Minutes
Attending
Sonia Bacca, University of Greenwich
Shauna Barrett, UCL/Shakespeare’s G...
Chair's report
Sally gave an overview of the year's activities. In particular she highlighted progress
made by the committ...
• Start with the Staff - Sally Patalong introduction to the digital fluency initiative at
Coventry University - a practica...
ALISS also has a very active programme of professional visits to libraries open to
members free of charge and to non-membe...
the university’s objectives and in 2012 funded the project What did I do wrong?”
Supporting independent learning practices...
the university’s objectives and in 2012 funded the project What did I do wrong?”
Supporting independent learning practices...
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ALISS AGM Minutes 2015

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ALISS AGM Minutes 2015

  1. 1. ALISS AGM 1st July Senate House Minutes Attending Sonia Bacca, University of Greenwich Shauna Barrett, UCL/Shakespeare’s Globe. Maria Bell, LSE Library, Speaker Nazlin Bhimani, UCL Institute of Education Victoria Bird, SOAS, ALISS Committee Valerie Boyle, American International University in London Nicola Cook, Wellcome Library Ian Cooke, British Library Speaker Annemarie Frank, University of Brighton Andra Fry, LSE Library, Speaker Jennie Grimshaw, British Library, ALISS Committee Shauna Harris, Cafcass Wendy Lynwood, Birkbeck College Helen Mackin, Barnardos, ALISS Committee Emma Mires-Richards, London South Bank University Hannah Morgan, Corpus Christi College Sally Patalong, Coventry University (ALISS Chair) Sarah Puzey, Cardiff University Helen Stephen, Goldsmiths, University of London Joanna Wood, Cafcass, ALISS Committee Antonella Yarnold, City University Apologies Jane Alderson-Rice, University of Kent; Norma Menabney, Queens University; Angela Joyce, University of Bristol; Joanna Tate LSE Committee membership The following were re-elected as officers by the AGM Sally Patalong - Coventry University, Chair Heather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretary) Joanna Tate, LSE Library. Treasurer Jennie Grimshaw Helen Mackin - Barnardos Norma Menabney Queens University Belfast Angela Joyce, University of Bristol Joanna Wood, Cafcass Standing down Lisa Hawksworth, University of Liverpool Victoria Bird, SOAS library The committee thanked them for their contribution. Co-opted to the Committee for the period of one year . Antonella Yarnold, City University Catherine Ure, Heriot-Watt University.
  2. 2. Chair's report Sally gave an overview of the year's activities. In particular she highlighted progress made by the committee in reaching out to the non-HE, government and NGO sector by co-opting Joanna Wood from Cafcass to the committee and the running of an event on supporting social care practitiners. She also highlighted the role of Vicky Bird in training other committee members to take on an enhanced role in developing the website and using social media. It was emphasised that the committee intends to build on this in the future. ALISS Finance A thorough report and statement of accounts for the year up to 2015 was prepared by Jo Tate with the assistance of Heather. This was presented at the AGM by Jennie Grishaw. The statement has been verified by the independent financial examiner John Helm ACA and was approved by the AGM. Income Income was affected by the collapse of the agent Swets. A number of corporate members paid Swets and the fees were not passed onto us. However throughout the year we were able to recover these. Due to increasing postage and catering costs a decision was made to increase individual and corporate membership fees for 2014/2015 to £25 for individual, £40 for corporate, £25 for students. This was the first increase since the creation of ALISS in 2005. Corporate and personal membership fees totalled £5,038 and sale of ALISS Quarterly extra copies totalled £14 and so covered the cost of producing the journal £2395. The 2015 Summer conference income was £735, costs £578 with a surplus of £157. February event income £970, expenditure £405 with a surplus of £565. Expenditure Expenditure on the AGM totalled £325 comprising £75 in prizes for ALISS Quarterly best articles, and £240 for catering and room hire. Expenditure on the Summer Conference consisted of £548 for catering and room hire and £30 travelling expenses. Expenditure on the Christmas Event consisted of £267 for catering and room hire. Expenditure on the February event was £303 for catering and room hire and for £102 travelling expenses. Office costs included £396 for accounting advice and assistance. £6 web domain hire Review of Activities. Heather Dawson Presented a review of events Conferences The 2014 AGM was held on 11th June 2014. The theme was “Developing Digital Literacies for a Digital World”. It comprised three presentations: • Reflecting on Digital Scholarship competencies – Dr Charles Inskip report on the Rilads Project which examined the delivery of digital information literacy skills in UK Higher education.
  3. 3. • Start with the Staff - Sally Patalong introduction to the digital fluency initiative at Coventry University - a practical project to upskill library staff. • Information literacy for researchers at SOAS – Beth Clark and Victoria Bird report on their work in preparing, delivering and promoting digital literacy training for trainee Graduate Teaching Assistants at SOAS. A summer event was held at the University of South Wales, Cardiff on 1st July 2014. The theme was Developing Staff: Innovation and Creativity. The presenters were: • Rob Challis, Deputy Branch Supervisor, University of Bristol. “Librarian or Information Manager? Studying for an MSc at UWE” • Judith Stewart, Associate Lecturer, University of the West of England. “Knowledge, Skills and Reskilling – where does the MSc fit in?” • Sally Earney, Aberconway Librarian and Louise Harrington, Subject Librarian, Cardiff University. “Doing Something Different – Staff Development & Workplace Learning at Cardiff University” • Lou Wallace, Assistant Librarian, University of South Wales. “Ask a question. Manning a virtual chat service through a university merger”. This was the first time ALISS had attempted to organise an event in Wales and due to low local demand and transport problems it proved difficult to attract as many delegates as would have been liked. As a result of this, and the potential impact upon revenue, it was decided to organise a second half day workshop event in London in February 2015. A Christmas half day event was held in London on 16th December 2014. The theme was ‘Legal Deposit in the Digital Age.’ It included the following presentations: • Legal Deposit in a Digital Age: an overview- Andrew Davis, Legal Deposit Publisher Relations Manager, The British Library • Building a Collection of the Historical UK Web for scholarly use Helen Hockx-Yu, Head of Web Archiving, The British Library • The Digital Documents Harvesting and Processing Tool (Document Harvester) - Jennie Grimshaw, Lead Curator, Social Policy & Official Publications, The British Library Supporting Practitioners in Health and Social Care. Half Day Conference was held in London on 11th February 2015. It was particularly designed to attract interest from outside the higher education sector. Speakers included: • Sue Jardine, Information Specialist, on How SCIE supports the information needs of health and social care professionals • Jo Wood, Cafcass – on developing an in-house library service for practitioners at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service • Margaret Anderson, Trials Search Coordinator, at Queens University. Attendance at the AGM and Christmas event is free to members; the non-members fee is £20. Attendance at the Summer Conference 2014 cost £90 for members and £105 for non-members, £25 for students. The February half-day workshop cost £40 for members, £30 for non-members. Visits.
  4. 4. ALISS also has a very active programme of professional visits to libraries open to members free of charge and to non-members at £5. Visits in 2014/15 included London Zoological Society Library and archives; RIBA Library; Bodleian Library of Commonwealth & African Studies at Rhodes House; Kenneth Ritchie Wimbledon Library (part of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum); Shakespeare’s Globe Archives; Royal Holloway, University of London Archive Service; London Guildhall Library; Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) Library; TUC Historical collections; Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (English Folk Dance and Song Society - Library and archive) British Library Newspaper and moving image collections; Lambeth Palace Library; St Paul’s Cathedral Library. Membership. 3. Membership & Attendance 2015 2014 Membership Corporate membership 98 95 Individual 31 27 Student 1 0 Total 130 122 Attendance Attendance at AGM 29 31 Attendance at Summer Conference 17 35 Attendance at Christmas event 28 28 Attendance at February workshop 34 28 Total 108 94 Journal ALISS continues to publish its journal ALISS Quarterly which offers short topical articles on recent professional developments. ALISS Quarterly is available in print (free to members) and online. The current online issues are password protected and available to members only. An archive from 2009- 2014 is freely available. Special Issues for 2014/15 included: Supporting staff and student development; 21st Century innovation; Creativity and innovation in staff development; Supporting changing information needs. This year we nominated for our best articles prize “What did I do wrong”? Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism by Helen Hathaway Volume 9 (1) University of Reading Library https://alissnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/52034-vol-9-no-1-oct-2013.pdf The University of Reading’s Teaching and Learning Development Fund supports a number of projects each year to develop teaching and learning enhancements in line with
  5. 5. the university’s objectives and in 2012 funded the project What did I do wrong?” Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism” - a joint bid from International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) staff, a Study Adviser and the Library Information skills co-ordinator. the second prize £25 was awarded to Aston LIS experience of working with the Students’ Union’ by Angela Brady Volume 9(2) https://alissnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/52624-vol-9-no-2-jan-2014-proof.pdf which gives examples of collaborative working with the student union to improve library services Website Developed by Vicky Bird provides information on events and activities. http://www.alissnet.org.uk. Twitter updates sent out regularly. A freescoop.it higher education news service created and monthly new letters sent out. Forthcoming Activities/ priorities 12th August Half day workshop on crowd sourcing and the Library Visits to Institute of Development Studies, Museum of Rural Life (university of Reading) Cafcass . Heather Dawson. ALISS Secretary h.dawson@lse.ac.uk
  6. 6. the university’s objectives and in 2012 funded the project What did I do wrong?” Supporting independent learning practices to avoid plagiarism” - a joint bid from International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) staff, a Study Adviser and the Library Information skills co-ordinator. the second prize £25 was awarded to Aston LIS experience of working with the Students’ Union’ by Angela Brady Volume 9(2) https://alissnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/52624-vol-9-no-2-jan-2014-proof.pdf which gives examples of collaborative working with the student union to improve library services Website Developed by Vicky Bird provides information on events and activities. http://www.alissnet.org.uk. Twitter updates sent out regularly. A freescoop.it higher education news service created and monthly new letters sent out. Forthcoming Activities/ priorities 12th August Half day workshop on crowd sourcing and the Library Visits to Institute of Development Studies, Museum of Rural Life (university of Reading) Cafcass . Heather Dawson. ALISS Secretary h.dawson@lse.ac.uk

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