Committees and Working Groups


Remit: To cover all matters concerning communication, publicity and promotion of Branch activities through all relevant channels. In particular: to promote membership; to publicise Branch responses to policy and strategy documents on matters relevant to the Branch; and generally to raise awareness of the Branch, its activities and its achievements. The Committee oversees and supports the management of Brio and all other Branch publications.

Membership: Karen McAulay (Chair); Kate Eaton (Membership Secretary); Amy Foster (Press & PR); Kirsty Morgan (Blog Editor); Nicholas Clark (Brio Editor); Antony Gordon (Webmaster).

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Remit: To deal with matters of bibliographic control, resource discovery and professional practice. The committee oversees projects (e.g. Encore21 and Cecilia), monitors developments in its areas of interest (e.g. MARC, RDA and Dewey), and formulates responses on behalf of IAML (UK & Irl) when required. It is also active in supporting the UK's and Ireland’s contributions to RILM and RISM.

Membership: Caroline Shaw (Chair); Federica Nardacci (Secretary); Charlotte Jones (Performance Sets Officer); Malcolm Jones (Encore21 Manager); Deborah Lee; Chris Scobie (Cecilia Manager), Hope Williard

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Remit: To assist in the education and professional development of those who work with music in libraries at all levels, through the organisation of courses, presentations, visits, seminars and other events such as the Annual Study Weekend.

Membership: Lee Noon (training) & Catherine Small (ASW) (Joint Chairs); Meg Fisher; Martin Holmes); Helen Snelling (Minutes Secretary); Geoff Thomason; Darius Wong.

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Remit: To give detailed consideration to financial and organisational matters on behalf of the Executive Committee. Typical areas of interest include membership rates, Brio subscription and advertising rates, and procedures for elections and the recruitment of Branch officers. Following discussion, recommendations are returned to the Executive Committee for final approval.

Membership: Janet Di Franco (President); Katharine Hogg (Immediate Past-President); Morag Greig (General Secretary); Ashley Day (Treasurer); Megan Fisher (Minutes Secretary); Anna Pensaert (Executive Commitee Representative); Roy Stanley (Ireland Representative); Geoff Thomason (Executive Committee Representative).


Remit: To advise the Branch on issues relating to intellectual property, particularly copyright and licensing, as they affect the music library profession, and to deal with issues relating to the profession’s relationship with publishers and suppliers of music material.

Membership: Vacancy (Chair); Chris Scobie (Secretary); Richard Chesser; Morag Greig; Claire Marsh; Alex Peringer; Phiip Shields; Simon Wright.

Meetings for 2022:


C.B. Oldman Prize
Colin Coleman (Convenor); Richard Jones; Roy Stanley.

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize
Nicholas Clark (Convenor); Margaret Jones; Sally Groves.

Encore21 Migration Project Working Group (February to November 2021)
Caroline Shaw (Chair, and Documentation Committee Chair); Martin Feijen (Encore21 Migration Manager); Antony Gordon (Webmaster); Charlotte Jones (User representative); Malcolm Jones (Encore21 Expert); Anna Wright (Administrator).

IAML 2023 Working Group (May 2020 to August 2023)
Margaret Jones (Chair); Almut Boehme (Booking Secretary); Kate Crane (Secretary); Janet Di Franco (President); Katharine Hogg (Sponsorship co-ordinator); Karen McAulay (Communications); Anna Pensaert (Joint Treasurer); Rupert Ridgewell; Amelie Roper; Helen Snelling (Joint Treasurer); John Wagstaff (Trips and excursions).  

IAML (UK & Irl) Excellence Awards
Peter Baxter; Geoff Thomason.

email List Joint Owners
Tom Dale; Adam Taylor.

MLT Ian Ledsham Bursary Panel
IAML (UK & Irl) Representative: Almut Boehme