Agenda 23 January 2009 Business Meeting

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
Business Meeting


10 a.m. on Friday 23rd January 2009

To be hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Address:  The Orangery, Surrey House
Goldsmith’s University of London
New Cross
London, SE14 6NW

For Directions to the campus: Click Here. Surrey House is building 1 on the campus map.

Download Programme and Business Meeting Agenda

There will be an optional tour of the Goldsmith’s Library (Rutherford Building – 33) from 9:10a.m. to 9:50a.m. If you would like to join the tour please contact Genein Cox-De Sousa, by Monday 19 January.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like a colleague to attend on your behalf please complete a Proxy Form. Forwarding details are on the form.

Morning Programme

With the title Lost in translation?, the theme of the morning programme is Library Services for International Students and there will be a few very interesting and thought provoking presentations by some regional speakers, followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised. Following lunch and before the business meeting we will also be hearing about the special collections at Goldsmiths and the new tic@bedford social learning space at Royal Holloway.

Presentations include: 

Library Services for International Students
Karen Senior – Head of the Library, University of Bolton
Moira Bent – National Learning and Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University

Global citizens: the international student experience at the University of Hertfordshire
Helen Singer – LIS Consultant International Strategy, University of Hertfordshire LIS
Cate Facey – International Officer, University of Hertfordshire

Delivering the dream: providing information services internationally
    Christine Middleton – Head of Academic Services, University of Nottingham

Goldsmiths Library special collections
    Mary Nixon, Librarian, Goldsmith’s College

tic@bedford:  social learning at Royal Holloway
John Tuck – Director of Library Services, Royal Holloway University of London

Agenda for the Business meeting

Please note that hard copies of the agenda papers will only be sent out on request, as all will be available as web documents from Friday 16 January.
Please let me know if you have any queries regarding the meeting. I look forward to seeing you there.

Adam Edwards

Business Meeting Agenda

1.  Apologies for absence and welcome to new members
     To note apologies and welcome new members

2. Minutes of last meeting
    To approve the minutes of the last meeting held at Kingston University on 6th June 2008.

3.  Chair’s Report
     Report on Consortium activities since the last Members’ meeting
Download the Chair’s Report

4. Development Planning
    Extension of current Strategic Plan to 2009/10
Download Strategic & Action Plan 2009/10

5. Update on Key Projects
    5.1  Task & Finish Group on Directors’ Services
5.2  Quality WG
Download Quality WG Paper
    5.3  WAM25
5.4  AIM25
Download WAM25 and AIM25 Report

6. Treasurer’s Report
    6.1 Audited accounts for 2007/08
Download the Audited Accounts 2007/08

7. Constitutional Issues
    7.1 Progress report on application for charitable status            Nick Bevan
7.2 Changes to the Memorandum of Association                      Adam Edwards
  Download Charitable Status and MoA Paper

8. June AGM Theme
    Proposed theme of learning environments and learning spaces

9. Membership
    Proposal to admit the Science Museum library as a member of the consortium.
Download Science Museum Membership Proposal     Adam Edwards

10. Members’ Issues
      Any issues submitted in advance to the Secretary

11. Any other business
      To note the date of the 2009 AGM:  18th June 2009 at Imperial College.