About ELISA

ELISA Strategy and Vision Statement

To work collaboratively to raise awareness of the collections and services of Edinburgh’s library, museum, archive, records management and information resources.

The aims of ELISA are:

  • to improve access to such services and collections in the region
  • to be an advocate for information and library services
  • to provide a forum for professional discussion and networking
  • to provide locally-delivered staff development opportunities

We will fund this activity by a modest tiered annual subscription and voluntary support from the ELISA partnership. One-off events and projects will be self-funding.

Read ELISA’s Constitution here

ELISA Business Committee

Business Committee news and updates can be viewed here

Business Committee members are:

Cleo Jones – Chair
Manager: Information and Learning Resources, City of Edinburgh Council

Julie Johnstone – Secretary 
Librarian, Scottish Poetry Library

Iain Young – Treasurer
Resources Manager, University Library, Heriot-Watt University

Fiona Laing
Curator, National Library of Scotland
Coordinator of ELISA Edinburgh Libraries Guide

Ellen Peacock
Acquisitions & Metadata Manager, University Library, Heriot-Watt University Library

Lauren Thow
Librarian, Portobello High School
Leader of ELISA’s Access Group

Jane A Condie
Reader Services Assistant, Advocates Library
Leader of the Web & e-content sub-group

Claire Donlan
Customer Services Manager, Heriot-Watt University
Staff Training & Development Group member

Kirsteen Urquart
Information Services Director
Young Scot

The BC meets 4 times a year