Wednesday, 17 March 2010

ALLICE Bursary for the BIALL conference

BURSARY for BIALL Conference

It has been agreed that ALLICE will again offer a bursary to facilitate attendance at the BIALL Conference in 2010.

Eligibility criteria will be similar to those applicable to BIALL bursaries:

1) Applicants must be current members of ALLICE

2) Preference will be given to applicants who have worked in law libraries for less than 5 years, who have not attended a BIALL Conference before and who would not otherwise be able to attend due to lack of funding from their employers.

3) The bursary will cover the cost of the Conference Package - it does NOT include travel or accommodation costs.

Applications forms can be requested from Phil Uttley, Hammonds LLP, Rutland House, 148 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2JR DX 708610 Birmingham 17

Final date for applications – 31st March 2010

Applicants will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible after this date

Minutes of March 2010 meeting

Association of Law Librarians in Central England
Wednesday 17th March 2010 at No 5 Chambers


Adele Champken, Caroline Mosley, Caroline Covington, Alison Parker, Helen Dunn, Jasmin Hollingum, Matthew Cadden, Phil Uttley, Stephen Wheeler, Tricia Wyspianska, David Houston and Aine Astbury

Simon Watson and Jo Davies from Justis Publishing


Sally Hassall, Hazel Hewison, Chris Newlove, Barry Vickery, Carol Wilson, Jackie Sellars, Chris Lambert, Erica Foster, Mike Troon, Jon Beaumont, Pat Pritchard, Aileen Johnston, Mandy Hulme, Sue Kendall and Diane Harris

Treasurer’s report

A copy of the report had been sent out prior to the meeting with notes. There were no matters arising

ALLICE Bursary for the BIALL conference

A bursary, to cover conference fees only, will be available to ALLICE members for this year’s conference in June in Brighton.

ALLICE Union List

The membership agreed to produce a new Union list for 2010. A volunteer is required to collect contributions and publish the list. Please let Phil Uttley know if you can help with this

Next meeting

The next meeting will be held at Hammonds on Wednesday 23rd June. It will be a networking meeting, discussing a range of issues including:

cost recovery, training, Lexis v Westlaw, free v fee resources, outsourcing in the library world, measuring library usage, hardcopy v on-line, library staff:attorney ratios and Web 2.0

If you would particularly like the meeting to focus on any of these topics, or have additional topics you would like to add, please let Phil Uttley know by the end of May


Aine Astbury informed the meeting that Hilary Boucher was retiring and leaving No 5 Chambers at the end of March. Diane Harris, from Martineau, will replace her.

Simon Watson and Jo Davies from Justis Publishing gave a presentation and demonstration of JustCite & Justis. A discussion followed which included the offer by Justis to discuss, with a possible "ALLICE consortium", group subscription to Justcite. If any ALLICE member is interested in exploring this opportunity further, please contact Caroline Mosley.

Monday, 8 March 2010

March meeting - Agenda

12.30 pm Wednesday 17th March 2010

Meeting to be held at

No 5 Chambers
Fountain Court
Steelhouse Lane
B4 6 DR


1. Apologies

2. Treasurer’s Report

3. The ALLICE Union list

– any volunteers for this now that Bev Preece has left us?

4. Next meeting – 23rd June 2010 at Hammonds - a discussion forum

possible topics are
cost recovery, training, Lexis v Westlaw, free v fee resources, outsourcing in the library world, metrics on library usage, desksets, library staff : attorney ratios and Web 2.0

5. A.O.B.

Simon Watson, International Sales Manager from Justis will be joining us and, following a short presentation, will be staying for a networking session