Caroline Mosley, Caroline Covington, Diane Harris, Hazel Hewison, Rachel Relves, Stephen Wheeler, Jackie Sellars, Barry Vickery, Adele Champkin, Sue Kendall, Tricia Wyspianska, Emma Harvey-Woodason, Mandy Hulme, Caroline Janukowicz & Phil Uttley
Helen Dunn, Alison Parker, Christine Newlove, Paula Biddlestone, Pat Pritchard, Denise Watkins, Chris Lambert, Mike Troon, Jon Beaumont, Liz Gwillim, Jackie Hanes, Erica Foster, Susanne Homer, Sally Hassell and David Houston
2. Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer presented the report. There were no questions. The Chair thanked the Treasurer for her work over the last year.
3. Nomination of Officers
There were no nominations. Members thanked the current incumbents for their efforts over the last year and asked them to continue in office. They agreed to do this but stressed that all members should consider getting involved in the running of the association as new views and ideas would be needed to take the group forward.
4. Future meetings
The Chair explained that, as a result of the original December meeting being cancelled due to low numbers, the committee felt it appropriate to give the members the opportunity to give their views on the time of the day, day of the week, month of the year, format and content of future meetings.
The general feeling was that lunchtime was best but that it might be worth trialling Tuesdays or Thursdays. It was also decided that the next meeting should be in early April and a volunteer was sought to host this.
Members felt that meetings where suppliers, etc. presented and those devoted to round table discussions were both of value and that there should be a mix, or a combination, of both in the future.
A session run by Barry Vickery was planned for 12:30 on Wednesday, 23rd February at Cobbetts covering international company information. This had been run for CLIG in November and had been well received. Can members please let the Secretary know if they intend to attend.
Barry also offered to run another Companies House update session, similar to the one run at Cobbetts in February 2010, covering CH developments, past and planned. The committee will look at the timing of this and advise members. He also told members that 7Side were organising another tour of Companies House in the near future and that ALLICE members would be offered free places on this.
Other ideas for future meetings were:
• Research Monitor/OneLog – either suppliers’ presentations or round table discussions based on members’ experiences. (Pinsents agreed to cover RM).
• Copyright/Digital Rights Management.
• Lexis Learning update (following on from useful session at Pinsents in November).
The Secretary was asked to seek views on this subject from those not in attendance.
5. Future training events
There was a general view that future training events should be planned and ideas were offered for topics. These were:
• Social media and associated tools.
• Presentation skills and marketing library services (Terry Kendrick, who ran the successful Company Information event in November 2009, has offered to run a ‘Marketing’ event for us. The committee will cost this out and advise members).
• ‘All about Google’. This is being run by Karen Blakeman in Newcastle in March for UKeIG and Karen has offered to run it elsewhere.
The committee were asked to consider opening up attendance to these events to other groups, including the Bristol Law Librarians Group (BRILL).
6. Future social events
The members felt that an evening social event in the summer should be organised.
There was no other business.