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David Ball - Chair

David Ball took early retirement from Bournemouth University, and now works as an independent consultant, researcher and interim manager, specialising in aspects of higher education, particularly scholarly communication, e-books and e-journals, procurement, library and related systems, virtual learning environments.

John Wickenden - Honorary Secretary

has had over forty years experience in Library and Information Services in Pharmaceutical R&D, but has very recently retired. He was a Senior Information Scientist working for Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd. (a US Pharmaceutical Company) at their UK R&D Site in Windlesham in Surrey. He intends to maintain his expertise in the area.

His main role was providing Competitive Information for the Research Scientists in Biology, but he also provides general knowledge management for the site and biomedical research information to all parts of the company. Up until 2000 he was the site Librarian so his main background is Library and Information Science. In 2009 John became a Fellow of Cilip. Particular interests are Reference Manager Tools, Research Data Management, Information Retrieval and Company Social Networking Tools.

Sue Silcocks - Honorary Treasurer

Sue Silcocks is Information/Knowledge Manager for URS (a provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies).

Rose Marney - Deputy Treasurer

Rose Marney worked at the Institution of Civil Engineers Library for 30 years, progressing from Library Assistant to Library Manager. Her roles encompassed the range of library tasks in what was a major research collection in its field. Latterly, she was responsible for collection development and management (both print and digital), as well as information retrieval and research. She also undertook staff management and development, alongside budgetary control.

Corporate Custodian and Librarian since February 2016 at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the professional body for people in human resources management and learning and development, she runs member services such as the Business Resource Centre and the online resources. In addition, she provides research support to CIPD staff. New and developing interests will be digital curation and long term preservation of digital assets.

Gary Horrocks - UKeiG Administrator and Editor, eLucidate

Gary Horrocks is an editor, writer and researcher. He's a library and IT professional with twenty-five years of experience in higher education, and a ten-year track record as a senior strategic manager and director. He has considerable understanding of the research, teaching & learning needs affecting the provision of information services in a multidisciplinary, complex and demanding university environment.

Karen Gommersall - Professional Development Support

Paola Wright - Web Editor

Paola Wright is a former public librarian, now working in digital in the government sector and applying best information management practice to digital channels. Interested in usability and passionate about accessibility.

Claire Carter - Co-opted Member

Claire Carter has over ten years’ experience in the higher education sector as a qualified and chartered information professional and is currently an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Bedfordshire supporting the Finance and Law department


Deputy Honorary Secretary - Vacant

Member Engagement Lead - Vacant

Publications & Co-Ordinator & Current Awareness Bulletin Editor; Deputy Web Editor - Vacant

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