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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.

Jackie Oliver - Hon. Secretary

I am a Senior Project Manager (Service Delivery) at Teesside University based within the University's Strategic Transformation and Change Team.  Prior to this role, I worked in a Higher Education library for 28 years beginning my career as a library assistant in 1990. I have worked in a variety of library roles since then before focussing on project management from December 2018.

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 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

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!

Vijay Chopra - Committee Member

Elizabeth (Libby) Tilley - Committee Member

Elizabeth is currently responsible for managing eight Arts and Humanities Libraries, their teams, collections, services and space, at the University of Cambridge and, in addition, for 2019 is Head of Teaching and Learning for Cambridge University Libraries. Elizabeth has recently been engaged in establishing the Cambridge Information Literacy Network (CILN) collaborating with library staff across the university community to support students.  A trained teacher, and Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and CILIP, Elizabeth is highly supportive of professional development for library staff. 

Jacob Knight - Committee Member

Belay Desta - Committee Member


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