Committees and Working Groups

COMMUNICATIONS

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); Adam Taylor (Membership Secretary); Amy Foster (Press & PR); Kirsty Morgan (Blog Editor); Nicholas Clark (Brio Editor); Antony Gordon (Webmaster).

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DOCUMENTATION

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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EVENTS & TRAINING (formerly COURSES & EDUCATION COMMITTEE and CONFERENCE COMMITTEE)

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: John Wagstaff (Chair); Frances Allott; Ashley Day; Megan Dyson; Ros Edwards; Megan Fisher; Martin Holmes (Local Arrangements Rep.); Lee Noon; Catherine Small; Helen Snelling (Minutes Secretary); Geoff Thomason; Darius Wong.

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FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

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); Janet Di Franco (President-Elect); Morag Greig (General Secretary); Rebecca Nye (Treasurer); Megan Fisher (Minutes Secretary); Anna Pensaert (Executive Commitee Representative); Roy Stanley (Ireland Representative); Geoff Thomason (Executive Committee Representative).

TRADE & COPYRIGHT

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; Morag Greig; Claire Marsh; Alex Peringer; Simon Wright.

Meetings for 2021: 26 May

WORKING GROUPS

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

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize
Nicholas Clark (Convenor); Almut Boehme; 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; Sarah Chapman (Receptions, trips and excursions); Kate Crane (Facilities Coordinator, from April 2022); Janet Di Franco (President Elect); Katharine Hogg (Concerts co-ordinator); Thomas Kearns;  Karen McAulay (Communications); 
Anna Pensaert (Joint Treasurer / Bookings Secretary); Rupert Ridgewell; Amelie Roper (Sponsorship co-ordinator); Helen Snelling (Joint Treasurer / Bookings Secretary); John Wagstaff (Secretary). 

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