Thursday, 13 December 2007

ALLICE Meeting Minutes: Wednesday 12 December

ALLICE meeting held at Cobbetts in Birmingham on Wednesday 12 December 2007.

Caroline Covington presented the treasurers annual report. The report was correct as of September 2007, and does not include membership subscriptions for 2007/2008. ALLICE's bank account remains healthy - largely because firms did not charge for catering at meetings.

ALLICE will be offering a bursary to attend the BIALL conference in 2008. It will cover conference fees, but not travel or accomodation. Sue Kendall and Hilary Boucher will form the bursary sub committee, and the application criteria will broadly follow BIALL's own. Further information will appear on the weblog in due course.

ALLICE will offer a £200 Christmas charity donation. Members voted for their choice of charity, and the Saltley and Nechells Law Centre was their preferred choice.

ALLICE will be organising a new year social event on Thursday 7 March. We do not have sponsorship this year, but ALLICE will partially subsidise the event. Members voted for their choice of venue, and Zizzi was their preferred choice, with Las Iguanas in a close second place.

Jackie Hanes is looking to step down from the role of ALLICE secretary at the next meeting in March. We are therefore looking for a volunteer to take over the role. It involves organising meetings and social events, including venues, speakers, and minutes. Please contact for further information.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 12 March. We have provisionally booked Laurence Bebbington to talk about digital copyright, but we do not have a venue to host the meeting. Please contact if you are interesting in hosting the next meeting.

We have also approached the European Information Association about the possibility of them running a training event in Birmingham. They are open to the idea, but would like more information on the type of event we require.