Agenda 24 January 2008 Business Meeting

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
Business Meeting


10 a.m. on Thursday 24 January 2008

To be held at the Docklands Campus, The University of East London.

Address: West Building Lecture Theatre (WB G02)
Docklands Campus, University of East London
University Way, London, E16 2RD

For Directions to the campus: Click Here

Download Programme and Business Meeting Agenda

There will be an optional tour of the Docklands Library between 9:15am to 10.00am. If you would like to join the tour please contact Genein Cox-De Sousa, the M25 Administrative Assistant by Friday 18 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.

Please note: The business meeting will be held in the afternoon and will be preceded by a morning session (starting at 10.30am) on the theme Support for Research, with the following speakers.   Registration and Breakfast will be from 10 am.

Morning Programme

Key Note Speech by Alma Swan
The Role of Libraries in Supporting Research

Presentations on Special Collections:

Katharina Hübschmann
The Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History

Julie Howell
The Women’s Library & Trades Union Congress Library Collections
London Metropolitan University

Richard Golland
Imperial War Museum

Following these presentations, there will be breakout sessions in which members will be asked to provide input on Members’ services they would like the Consortium to provide.

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 18 January.
Please let me know if you have any queries regarding the meeting. I look forward to seeing you there.

Maureen Wade

Business Meeting Agenda

1.  Apologies for absence
Members are asked to note apologies and welcome new members

2. Minutes of last meeting
Members are asked to approve the minutes from the Annual General Meeting held at the University of Greenwich on 1 June 2007.

3. Steering Group Membership
Elections for Steering Group members. Should an election need to be called members will be asked  to complete a ballot paper at the meeting.
Download: Ballot Paper

4. Working Groups
Members are asked to note changes in Working Groups.

5. Chair’s Report
Members are asked to note the Chair’s Report of an update of activities within the Consortium over the past 6 months.
    DownloadChair’s Report

6. Development Planning
  Strategic Objectives and Action Plan 07/08 – 08/09
DownloadM25 Strategic Plan

7. M25 Governance Documents
Revision of M25 Governance Documents in preparation for application for charitable status.
DownloadM25 Articles of Association
M25 Memorandum of Association
M25 Rules for the Conduct of Business  

8. Progress on New Initiatives

8.1 AIM25
8.2 WAM25
8.3 Member Services Task & Finish Group

9. M25 15th Anniversary Celebrations

10. Treasurer’s Report
DownloadM25 Treasurer’s Report 2006/07 

11. Members’ issues
Members are asked to submit issues they would like to raise by Friday 18 January, 2008

12. Any other business
Members are asked to note the Consortium’s programme of meetings

M25 15th Anniversary Celebration Thursday 3 April 2008 – House of Commons
M25 Annual General Meeting  Friday 6 June 2008 –  (Venue tbc)
M25 Members’ Meeting  January 2009 (tbc)