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Committee review 2002-2003

Since December 2002 ANLTC has reviewed a number of aspects of its organisation and activities. As a consequence, some changes are already in place and actions planned.


Committee Organisation

Most members now have a particular role or specialism, as follows (* denotes newly-established role):

Chair (to 31.12.03): John Cox (NUIG)

*Vice-Chair: not yet appointed

*Secretary: Ned Fahy (UCC), with Catherine Fahy (NLI) deputising as necessary

Treasurer: Pauline Corrigan (UCD)

*Web Site Manager: John Cox (NUIG)

Programme Coordinator: Paul Murphy (RCSI)

*Programme Evaluators: Miriam Corcoran (DCU), Helen Fallon (NUIM)

*Research: Lindsay Mitchell (UL)

*External Liaison: not yet appointed

*Continuing Professional Development: Ursula Gavin (DIT), Trevor Lyttle (QUB)



        Review of meetings organisation procedures, ensuring optimal consistency for events hosted at each institution

        Documented financial recording procedures

        Improved evaluation procedures, including a review of the standard evaluation form, maintenance of a database of event summaries and evaluation of each annual programme as a whole

        Production of an annual report, the first of which will cover 2003 and should appear early in 2004

        Assessment of the need for, and coverage of, a user survey (last survey conducted in 1999)

        Development of the ANLTC Web site, including re-design, reorganisation and enhanced, regularly updated, content

        Establishment of an intranet as a resource bank and communication tool within the Committee

        Active monitoring of, and reporting on, CPD activities and best practice; a CPD section is planned for the Web site.

        Active liaison with a number of groups, including LAI, SCONUL, CILIP, ARL

        Regular communication of activities via staff newsletters, LIR-L, annual report etc

        Monitoring sources of funding for research, publicising via ANLTC Web site; possible ANLTC course on research skills

        Possible organisation of a conference in 2004 on theme of Core Skills

        Ongoing communication with CONUL, notably in terms of planned events:

o       Programme 2004: initial planning meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18 June (ANLTC would like to invite a CONUL representative to attend)

o       Core Skills conference


John Cox

28 March 2003



Updated: 10 May 2004