Wednesday, 21 May 2008

7side event


Barry Vickery, at 7side, is offering 10 ALLICE members places on their next tour of Companies House

Contact Barry direct if you're interested on

First come, first served so get your emails in quickly

It's all free (apart from your transport to Cardiff, of course) and, having attended one of these in the past, I can thoroughly recommend the experience.



EIA event


You may recall from the last ALLICE meeting and/or it's minutes that we were working with the EIA to develop a customised event for ALLICE members in Birmingham

We now have a commitment from the EIA to deliver a half day (4 hour) event covering the following topic areas

The European Union - how it works
EUR-Lex - legislation, preparatory documents, case law
National implementing measures

The format of the event will be a series of presentations followed by hands-on exercises. We are hoping to run this event in September

We now need to find a suitable venue for the event but, before I start approaching local academic/training institutions, I was wondering if there might be an ALLICE member who might be able to 'volunteer' suitable accommodation, eg, an IT training facility or similar where both presentation equipment and PCs are available. We had 18 positive responses to the questionnaire but, once a date is fixed that will almost certainly reduce.

Please let me know if you feel you might be able to help with this



Wednesday, 14 May 2008

ALLICE meeting

The next ALLICE meeting is as follows:

Date: 12.30pm Wednesday 18 June
Venue: Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 134 Edmund Street Birmingham B3 2ESMap & Directions:

Please can you reply to confirm your attendance by Monday 9 June

This will be a general networking meeting but please let me know if there is anything you'd like on the agenda and please give your thoughts to possible topics for future meetings.

Please note:

The proposed Islamic Finance seminar will not now take place in the near future. This will be reviewed later this year.

We are still looking for a volunteer to co-ordinate the publication of a new Union Serials list

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

ASLIB Midlands

Aslib Midlands is looking to recruit new members to its committee.

We're a small, informal, friendly committee and we hold meetings about every 6 weeks in central Birmingham (usually Thursday afternoons but this isn't set in stone). Our members are drawn from organisations who are Aslib corporate members - we have people from workplace, academic and public libraries.

Our main activity is organising a successful programme of events (workshops, visits etc) and most of the committee work is involved with this.

This could be a good opportunity if you're looking to increase your professional networking or to develop skills such as organising events etc.

If you think you might be interested and/or want to discuss it further, please contact me

Margaret Brittin (Acting Chair)