The national committee aims to have three committee meetings per year, one of which is usually a virtual meeting. The committee organise CPD events for the wider ARLG membership, representing both HE and FE, one of which incorporates the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which the whole ARLG membership are invited to attend.
Clare Langman - Chair
I am Information Specialist for Life and Health Sciences at Aston University where I have worked for the last 13 years. I am also the Induction Lead for Library Services and co-ordinate a team of staff to plan and deliver the annual Induction programme of events. I have been involved in ARLG at a regional level for a number of years, holding the position of Chair of West Midlands group from 2006 until 2016.
Jackie Oliver - Hon. Secretary
I am the Library Customer Services Manager at Teesside University although I have been seconded to a project management role for six months to oversee the library refurbishment until October 2017. I have worked in a Higher Education library for 27 years beginning my career as a library assistant in 1990. I have worked in a variety of library roles since then before being appointed as Customer Services Manager in 2010.
I have been an active member of CILIP since joining the Library Association back in 1995 and was the secretary for the NE UCRG prior to its merger with CoFHE. I chartered with CILIP in 2005 and I am experienced mentor working with candidates working towards both Certification and Chartership. Outside of work my life focusses around my hoofed baby, Chancer, and curry and wine feature quite a lot.
Colin Sawers - Hon. Treasurer
I am the Learning Resources Manager at Chesterfield College in Derbyshire and have worked in further education for the past 8 years. Prior to this I have worked in public libraries and for a school library service. I have been an active member of CILIP for the past 18 years and became a Chartered member in 2006. I have previously volunteered for the Career Development Group, Youth Libraries Group and the Information Literacy Group. Outside of work I volunteer for the British Red Cross and also the National Trust.
Laura Williams - Web Editor
I have worked at the University of Huddersfield as Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture since 2015. Previously I worked in media libraries. After studying Librarianship at the University of Sheffield Information School between 2010-11, I worked in media libraries and archives at both ITV and the BBC. My media library experience includes working as an embedded media manager within television production at the BBC in Salford.
As well as volunteering with ARLG, I am involved with the Special Libraries Association, currently serving as treasurer for SLA Europe chapter. Previously I coordinated the Early Career Conference Awards for SLA Europe.
Hilary J. Oakley - Committee Member
I am one of the National Committee representatives for Further Education (FE).
I work as Learning Resources Centre (LRC) Manager at Hillcroft College in Surbiton in Surrey. Hillcroft is the national residential college for women and one of the Specially Designated Institutions.
My interests include eresources, elearning, Virtual Learning Environments, digital and information literacy, customer service, marketing, Continuing Professional Development and training. In addition I am a CILIP Mentor and also an Institute of Customer Service Assessor.
Lindsay Wallace - Committee Member
I am Head of Libraries & Learning Resources at The Manchester College. I’ve worked in various types of FE Colleges for more years than I care to admit. Professional interests include information literacy and measuring the impact of what we do, and personally sewing and getting into the green, but nothing too energetic!