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.
Leo Appleton -Committee Member
Leo is the Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University of London . He has worked in a number of other universities and FE colleges where he has managed a multitude of services including libraries, IT Support, student administration and e-learning development. His professional interests include quality assurance and performance measurement along with library technology and digital developments. He has written and presented on a wide range of themes within these areas including for MmIT’s own journal Mulitmedia, Information and Technology. As well as his involvement with Cilip, Leo is also active in SCONUL’s Transformation Group (and formerly the SCONUL Strategy Group on Performance Measurement and Quality) and is associate editor of both the New Review of Academic Librarianship (Taylor & Francis) and of the UKSG publication eNews. Leo is also part way through a longitudinal PhD study at Edinburgh Napier’s Centre for Social Informatics, where he is investigating the impact of the UK public library service on citizenship development.
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 - Digital Communications Officer
Rowan is a Chartered Information professional and currently working as Learning Resources and customer service manager at Central Saint Martins Library, University of the Arts. She has a wealth of experience across a range of Library and Information work, with specialist experience of managing large building and refurbishment projects, providing high quality customer service and managing change. She is also a trained teacher (PG cert) and has a particular interest in embedding Information skills into the curriculum, resource design, and using blended learning to deliver teaching and learning. She is active in the professional community, regularly speaking at conferences and publishing on a range of customer service topics.
Luke Burton - Committee Member
Luke completed his MA in Library and Information Management in 2008 and became a Library and Information Officer with Newcastle Libraries in 2010 as part of their Information and Digital team. He became manager of the Business & IP Centre Newcastle in 2013 and was responsible for co-ordinating and contributing to intellectual property support, business information and business support to small businesses in the North-East. In late 2014 Luke became the Digital Transformation Manager for the Community Hubs, Libraries and Parks within Newcastle City Council where he lead on transformation, development and implementation of digital services within libraries and customer services. In April 2017 he was appointed as the Digital Delivery Manager for the Community Hubs, Libraries and Parks within Newcastle City Council. Luke is particularly interested in copyright, open data, new technologies and culture change within organisations.
Antony Groves - Committee Member
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 - Committee Member
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!