Tuesday, 26 June 2007

ALLICE Meeeting Minutes (Wednesday 20 June)

ALLICE Meeting Minutes
Wednesday 20 June 2007
Mills and Reeve, Colmore Row, Birmingham

1. New Members

We would like to welcome Andrew Clarke from Harvey Ingram LLP.

2. Union Serials List

We would like to thank Carol Wilson for her hard work compiling this years Union List.

3. ALLICE Weblog

The ALLICE Weblog is available at http://allicelawlib.blogspot.com/. All members are invited to contribute to the Blog, but this does require registration using a Google account.

4. BIALL Conference Bursary

We are considering offering a bursary for a member to attend the next BIALL conference in 2008. The bursary would be similar to that offered by BIALL. We hope that it will make the conference accessible to ALLICE members who would not normally be able to attend. Applications would be judged by an independent bursary committee.

5. Summer Social

We are planning to hold another social event on Thursday 16 August. Caroline Mosley will send further details by email nearer the time.

6. Next Meetings

The next meetings are planning for Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 12 December. The meetings do not currently have venues, so we are looking for volunteers to host the meetings.

7. Subscriptions due in September

A reminder that ALLICE memberships subscriptions will be due in September.

8. Birmingham Law Society: Library Survey

Hazel Hewison explained that Birmingham Law Society is currently reviewing the current use and future of their library service. She is planning to survey library members, but also requested comments from ALLICE.


Our agenda had included a talk from Michael Maher, who was to present the findings of a law library benchmarking survey conducted by BRILL (Bristol regional law library group). Unfortunately Michael had to cancel at short notice, but we were intrigued by his survey, and hope to invite him to another meeting.


We would like to thank Sue Kendall of Mills and Reeve for hosting our meeting.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

SLIM & CILIP InForum Discussion Workshops

SLIM in partnership with CILIP InForum: where informative meets informal
SLIM is a networking group in the Midlands, originally launched to support special librarians. It welcomes all information professionals in the region.

CILIP InForum is a series of discussion workshops where you can network with like-minded library and information professionals. InForum allows face-to-face sharing and collaboration, complementing the CILIP Communities online platform.

2007 Programme

◙ 18 July - Demonstrating your value: how to sell the Business Case

◙ 10 Oct – Job descriptions + CVs: making them work for you

◙ 19 December – Personal review

Times: 5.30 for a 6.00pm start -
Finishing at 7.30pm
PLACE: Shakespeare Room, Birmingham Central Library (for location see www.birmingham.gov.uk and click on libraries) NB. The Shakespeare Room is not in the library– coming from Victoria Square it’s on the left, between Paradise Forum and the Adrian Boult Hall.
There will be a charge of £5.00 for CILIP members and £15.00 for non-members. Refreshments [wine/nibbles] will be provided.
To reserve a space please send booking form with cheque, made payable to ‘CILIP’, by the Friday prior to the session, or for further information please contact: Margaret Brittin, Information Unlimited, 27 Hansell Drive, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands B93 8RQ Tel: 01564 773715 email: Margaret@brittin.fslife.co.uk.