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: Adam Taylor (Chair); Janet Di Franco (Membership Secretary); Amy Foster (Press & PR); Margaret Jones (Secretary and Newsletter/Blog Editor); Martin Holmes (Brio Editor); Antony Gordon (Webmaster).
Meetings for 2019: 


Remit: To organise the Annual Study Weekend in an efficient, cost-effective and timely manner, taking account of the views and requirements of IAML (UK & Irl) membership as expressed through the Executive Committee.

Membership: Charity Dove (Chair); Frances Allott,; Jane Henshaw (Secretary); Catherine Small (Treasurer); Geoff Thomason (Speaker Liaison).

Meetings for 2019: 14 February, 7 May


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 publications. The committee also assists in raising awareness among the profession in general of issues relating to music provision in libraries, and keeps a watching brief on library education.

Membership: John Wagstaff (Chair); Megan Dyson; Ros Edwards; Helen Snelling; Geoff Thomason; Raymond Wong.


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: Anna Pensaert (Chair) to April 2020, Catherine Ferris until July 2019; Ainara Urrutikoetxea (Secretary until December 2019); Charlotte Jones (Performance Sets Officer); Malcolm Jones (Encore21 Manager); Deborah Lee; Amelie Roper (RILM and RISM Liaison); Chris Scobie (Cecilia Manager).

Meetings for 2019: 28 March, 12 December


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: Katharine Hogg (President); Anna Wright (Immediate Past-President); Amelie Roper (General Secretary); Rebecca Nye (Treasurer); Monika Pietras (Executive Committee Representative); Catherine Small (Minutes Secretary); 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: Claire Kidwell (Chair); Chris Scobie (Secretary); Susan Brodigan; Richard Chesser; Mila Conti; Morag Greig; Claire Marsh.

Meetings for 2019:  29 May


C.B. Oldman Prize

Richard Jones (Convenor 2019); Colin Coleman; Roy Stanley.

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

Pam Thompson (Convener 2019); Almut Boehme; Nicholas Clark.

IAML (UK & Irl) Excellence Awards
Frances Allott; Peter Baxter.

email List Joint Owners
Tom Dale; Adam Taylor.

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