Friday, February 11, 2011

New member

I recently joined the JIBS User Group Committee and enjoyed the recent meeting I attended. The group is very active, experienced at running events with members engaged with a range of professional issues. The group is looking for an additional Committee member, preferably from further education. 

At the University of Greenwich we are involved in a number of collaborations with partner colleges and the partner colleges librarians group, meets regularly. After emailing them I've already had a response from a librarian at Greenwich Community College who would like to join the Committee which is a really good start.

Nadine Edwards

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

New member - short thoughts

As mentioned in the last post, I (Catherine Robertson) am a new member of the JIBS committee group and it is a very active group indeed!
So far I have started to investigate locations in Birmingham for a JIBS meeting (I have my fingers crossed for Winterbourne as it’s beautiful in the summer) and am trying to keep abreast of the emails flying about regarding the annual conference topic. As it stands I am 10 days away from my wedding(!) but when I’m back from honeymoon I’ll be able to give the emails the attention they fully deserve J. I am looking forward to getting fully involved asap!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

A few changes at JIBS User Group

Following our AGM in December, the committee has had a few changes. The rest of us thanked Sue Cumberpatch for her hard work over the last 3 years as Chair, and the major contribution she has made to the work that the JIBS User Group does. Sue will stay on the committee for the next year at least. I have now taken over as Chair, and Louise Cole takes over as Vice Chair. Other committee roles are taken by James Caudwell who takes over as secretary and June Hedges who continues as Treasurer.

Liz Stevenson, Ian Mayfield and Roger Hines have all now stepped down from the committee, but will continue as JIBS advisors. They have all made significant contributions to the work the JIBS User Group does, and we will miss them all at committee meetings. But we welcome some new faces: Nadine Edwards, University of Greenwich; Julie Hamley, University of West of England and Catherine Robertson, University of Birmingham. The other change that occurred last year, was that Joan Bird stepped down as the Research Council representative, and was replaced by Maggie Johnston from Rothamsted Research . We look forward to working with them all in the future.

We are already planning our summer workshop, and will release details as soon as they are available.