The national committee aims to have three committee meetings per year, a mixture of physical and virtual meetings. 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.
Patricia Crosier - Treasurer
I am an Assistant Academic Librarian at Teesside University. I have worked in academic libraries for the last 25 years.
I have a special interest in academic integrity and using bibliographic management tools.
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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 a National Committee Ordinary Member representative for Higher Education (HE) having previously been a representative for Further Education (FE). I am also an ordinary member on the North East divisional committee.
I work as Academic Liaison Librarian for Culture and Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland and have previously worked as Digital and Learning Resources Manager for Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College and Learning Resources Manager for Hillcroft College in Surrey. In addition I have worked for a professional body, think tank and national library.
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 a Specialist Member of the Institute of Customer Service firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Halper - Committee Member
Sally Halper leads development of the British Library’s Content Strategy – covering our contemporary collections – and our strategy for services for researchers and research organisations, onsite and online.
She manages a team of twelve staff who work together to understand our users, develop our collections and improve our services to better meet their needs. Sally is a Chartered Librarian with more than 20 years’ experience of managing information services and websites in the corporate, local authority and charity sectors.
Ihar Ivanou - Committee Member
I have been a member of ARLG for many years and joined its Committee after a great experience of volunteering for the 2019 ARLG Spring Conference.
Until 2014, my career developed in an FE college in Midlands. My current role is Head of Learning Resources at QA Higher Education, a comparatively recent entrant to the HE market. I am fascinated with the changes the sector in undergoing.
My interests include library services for apprentices, web authoring, self-publishing, Wikipedia and related projects, and Belarus (the country of my origin).
Jacob Knight - Committee Member
Louise Minta - Committee Member
I have worked at the University of Liverpool as Liaison Librarian for Medicine and Dentistry since July 2018, having previously worked in Public and FE libraries. I am currently involved in the development of the Library’s new Information and Digital Literacy Framework, and have particular interests in technology-enhanced teaching and learning, and trying to make the teaching of reference management software less boring!
I joined the National committee in June 2019, having been involved with ARLG at a regional level from its inception (previously serving on the committee for UC&R NW).