Andy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Andy writes, teaches and gives talks about digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, apps, altmetrics and social media, focussing on their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield for his pioneering work on MOOCs in 2013, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andy was also named in Jisc’s 2017 Top 10 Social Media Superstars and is a member of CILIP’s Multi Media and Information Technology Committee. Andy has also edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet Publishing which is aimed at researchers and librarians.
Debbie Morris -Honorary Secretary
Debbie Morris is the Library Systems Team Manager at Leeds Beckett University, responsible for systems supporting library users and staff including the Library Management System, RFID, the library website and research systems. Debbie is a Chartered Member of CILIP, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a New Manager Mentor at Leeds Beckett. She has recently been working on projects ranging from a reading list implementation, an RFID tender, a research data management policy, a Software as a Service migration and the further integration of library systems and services with the University VLE
Alison McNab - Chair
Alison McNab is an Academic Librarian at the University of Huddersfield whose current focus is on supporting researchers at all stages of the research cycle. She has regularly pioneered the implementation of new technologies and resources, with a focus on their use to enhance service development and delivery, and for much of her career had a specialist focus on the marketing and exploitation of e-content. Her professional interests include accessibility and assistive technologies, current awareness and trend-watching, exploitation of e-content, information literacy, mobile learning, publishing, scholarly communication, and the use of social media by libraries. She has contributed to the wider profession by writing, editing, speaking, and through membership of the management committees of MmIT, UKeiG and the UKSG.
Rowan Williamson - Deputy Chair and Digital Communications Officer
Rowan is a Chartered Information professional currently working as Associate Director for Services and Support at the University of the Arts. She has a wealth of experience across a range of Library and Information work. She has an interest in using technology to deliver and enhance services and support in libraries. She is active in the professional community, regularly speaking at conferences.
Antony Groves -Blog manager
Antony works at the University of Sussex Library as a Learning & Teaching Librarian within the Academic Services team. In this role he delivers training to undergraduates and taught postgraduates across all schools of study along with creating e-learning tools to develop students’ information skills. He also works with SAGE Publications to moderate a blog written by three undergraduate students about their experiences at the University of Sussex. Antony holds PGCertHE & FHEA accreditations and has written about emerging areas of practice in his work for a range of journals, blogs and conferences.
Cristina Harbour - Virtual Events co-ordinator
Cristina is an experienced information professional with expertise in training, e-development, e-learning, learning & development, technology and managing projects. She is currently a subject Librarian at Anglia Ruskin University, a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
Amina Baksh- Treasurer
Amina works for Surrey Libraries as a Duty Manager at Woking, West Byfleet and Knaphill Libraries. She has worked in Surrey Libraries for 11 years in several roles and is a new member of the CILIP Leaders Network. After being a CILIP member for 2 weeks she applied for the role of Treasurer for MmIT and was quickly snapped up to join the fantastic committee in January 2019.
Her roles in Surrey Libraries have been varied and the one she is most proud of is when she worked on the team which set up and supported the first Community Partnered Libraries in Surrey. She was a vital member of the team who trained and supported the almost 500 volunteers who now successfully running the 10 Community Partnered Libraries as part of the 52 libraries in Surrey.
Amina is currently studying at Northumbria University as a distance learning student working towards her Masters Degree in Project Management. Having completed her BSc in Biochemistry/Toxicology from University of Surrey and her PgD in Biomedical Sciences from Kingston University she is looking to further her learning and skill set on this new educational endeavour. Amina has a enthusiastic social media presence and is known as SparkleAmina on most platforms. She has been known to say she made libraries her career by accident but her love of libraries and lifelong learning seem to show that subconsciously her choice was made on purpose!