All entries for Tuesday 13 December 2005
December 13, 2005
Well it seems that at last week's CILIP Council meeting the proposal to merger of various groups (including CoFHE, UCR and ELG) into a new entities was rejected for the time being.
What it looks like will have to happen with be that the future of the Special Interest Groups will now be put to the general membership to decide. This will be somewhat interesting considering that only 11% of the membership replied to initial consultation – you've just got to hope that this time more people make their voice heard on this somewhat rather important issue.
Just received the feedback on the talk I gave on behalf of ASLIB West Midlands a couple of weeks back, and since one or two bloggers out there helped out with a bit of input whilst I was preparing it I thought I'd report back.
Feedback was universally good – not a single word of negative criticism either. Quotes include:
- "Far exceeded expectations"
- "Thought-provoking and inspirational"
- "Very interesting – a lot to take back to my colleagues."
Actually I can't lay claim to all this high praise, the other speaker & event host (Phil Bradley) probably deserves the bulk of it. But all the same it does the University no harm to have engendered such a groundswell of good will with a broad cross-section of LIS professionals – most of whom were from outside the academic sector!