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ALISS AGM Minutes 2019


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ALISS AGM Minutes 2019

  1. 1. ALISS AGM, 27th June 2019 Attending Salvatore Bellavia Christie’s Education Christine Bradford, University of Warwick Matt Budd, Cafcass Elizabeth Charles, Birkbeck, University of London Marilyn Clarke, Goldsmiths, University of London (Speaker) Heather Dawson, LSE Library (ALISS secretary) Kay Dhawan, SOAS Gianluca Didino, Queen Mary, University of London Angela Dimond, University of Hertfordshire Rosemary Franklin, University of West London Jacqui Grainger, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (Speaker) Jennie Grimshaw, British Library (ALISS Committee) Richard Hopkins, Aston University (ALISS Committee) Leila Kassir, Senate House Library Andrea Milns Yvonne Morris, CILIP Dan O'Connor, UCL Institute of Education Sally Patalong, Coventry University (ALISS Committee) Debbie Perera, University of Brighton Claire Smith, Keele University (ALISS treasurer) Jane Reynolds, University of Bristol Arese Uwuoruya, Christie’s Education Katie Winter, University of Reading Jo Wood, CAFCASS (ALISS Chair) Wendy Woodley, Kingston University Apologies Norma Menabney, Queens University Fran Porritt Teeside University Antonella Yarnold, City University London Committee Membership The following were re-elected as officers by the AGM Joanna Wood Cafcass – ALISS chair Claire Smith, Keele University, ALISS treasurer Heather Dawson – LSE Library (Secretary) Richard Hopkins, Aston University, Social Media Norma Menabney, Queens University Belfast Fran Porritt, Teeside University Standing down Antonella Yarnold, City University Jennie Grimshaw, British Library Sally Patalong, Coventry University
  2. 2. The chair thanked them for their long standing contributions to the work of ALISS. Chair's report Jo gave an overview of the year's activities. She highlighted the range of activities undertaken and able work of all committee members. A particular focus has been on developing a growing social media presence which will continue throughout 2019/20. ALISS also launched a bursary scheme. This will use surplus funds to underwrite the cost of an ordinary member and a student member conference attendance up to the sum of £250. ALISS Finance A thorough report and statement of accounts for the year up to April 2018 was prepared by Claire Smith, The full statement has been verified by the independent financial examiner John Helm ACA and was approved by the AGM. It is available from the ALISS website. Cash at bank at 31 March 2019 amounted to £18,241 (2018: £18,106). There was a cash surplus of £135 (2018: £679) for the year. Review of Activities. A summer event was held at Aston University in August 2018. The theme was Social Science research – a Masterclass for Information Professionals. Papers included: 1. Official publications - Jennie Grimshaw, Service and Content Lead, Government and Official Information, The British Library 2. Unlocking grey literature – Diane Bell, Research Librarian, City University 3. Research Data Management, John Southall, Bodleian Data Librarian, Bodleian Libraries 4. Free maths and statistics resources for supporting your students – Angela Evans, Academic Skills Tutor (Study Skills), Staffordshire University A Christmas event was held at Senate House, London in December 2018. The theme was Promoting well-being in Library services. There were three presentations: 1. Health and wellbeing in the workplace Paul Dockerty, Learning and Wellbeing Partner, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) talked about optimising wellbeing for performance and gave useful take away tips on managing your own wellbeing and supporting colleagues.
  3. 3. 2. Exam Plus: A collaborative approach to promoting well-being at Keele Claire Smith, Principal Library Assistant, Keele University gave insight into the Exam Plus initiative, from its initial proposal to the present day. She highlighted the successes and challenges of working as part of a cross-departmental team with particular focus on the impact for the Library. 3. Library Study Night Kerstin Treder, Information Specialist, Aston University provided insight into this special event that included sessions for staff and students) on yoga, mindfulness and more to help them stay ahead and cope while studying. During 2018/2019 ALISS continued to support the disability forum for information professionals. Three meetings were held and a monthly bibliography indexing disability related articles was posted online via a website at Contributors to the forum now include representatives of RNIB Bookshare and JISC who provide insight into national projects. 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 2018/19 included: ZSL Library and Archives; Senate House Library’s ‘Queer Between the Covers: Literature, Queerness and the Library’ exhibition; Garden Museum Archives; University of Roehampton visit to New Library; Royal Geographical Society Library and Archive; Royal Albert Hall Archive; Royal College of Physicians Library and Archive; 50 Works by 50 British Women Artists, 1900- 1950 – Guided tour of Exhibition at Mercer’s Hall, London; Aga Khan Library; London Guildhall Library and Archives; RUSI Library of Military History A summer workshop for 2019 is planned at Coventry University London on wellbeing The ALISS Quarterly prize for the most innovative and inspiring article was awarded to: First Prize: Kassir, L. (2018) Curating 'Queer Between the Covers: Literature, Queerness and the Library'. ALISS Quarterly, 13(4), pp. 13-15 Second Prize: Moore, K. (2018) CPD for the new professional. ALISS Quarterly, 13(4), pp. 7-9. HeatherDawson ALISSSecretary