ELISA AGM 2019

The ELISA AGM this year will take place on Thursday 20th June, 3-5pm, in the George Washington Browne room of the Central Library. There will be refreshments and the opportunity for networking. Also, as a bonus, we will hear about some of the treasures of Edinburgh Libraries.

Please register your intention to attend via Eventbrite:

Summer Gathering and AGM at RBGE

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We had a great time at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on the 10th July for our Summer Gathering and AGM. Many thanks to librarian Lorna Mitchell for hosting us, and for her talk – sadly not in the the library due to emergency building work there. Another highlight was our visit the lovely Botanic Cottage.

Working Group reports: 

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Twitter Moment: 

ELISA AGM and tour of Enduring Eye exhibition

The ELISA AGM was held on Tuesday 26th September at the National Library of Scotland.
It was a very successful event with positive feedback from the 15 members who attended.

The event started with a tour of the NLS’s current exhibition led by Paula Williams (Curator of Maps, Mountaineering and Polar Collections).   It was fascinating to look at the photographs and to hear the story of the expedition.  Paula is extremely knowledgeable about the expedition and the history of the people, places and sequence of events.  She made it sound both exciting and poignant.  She also gave an insight into what is involved in curating and exhibition and the work that takes place behind the scenes.

The exhibition is definitely worth visiting and the photographs are amazing.

After the tour, there were refreshments and then the AGM.
The AGM deals with the official business of ELISA and with reports from the Business Committee and the financial report.  Then reports from sub groups i.e. the Access Group, Training and Development Group and the Web Group.
These reports will be made available via the website as soon as they are available.

 

ELISA AGM, Networking & Exhibition Tour

endurance-in-ice-lThis year’s AGM will be held (slightly later than usual) on Tuesday 26th September, 5pm at the National Library of Scotland.

Join us for a tour of the Library’s current exhibition Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley led by Paula Williams, Curator of Maps, Mountaineering and Polar Collections.

Following the tour, there will be some refreshments and a short AGM, giving the opportunity to hear about the work undertaken by ELISA during the past year.

Please reserve your place via Eventbrite

 

ELISA Summer Gathering and AGM – report

This year’s Summer Gathering and AGM was held yesterday at the Advocates Library. Here is a very brief summary of proceedings:

Cleo Jones, ELISA Business Committee Chair, welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with an introduction to the work of ELISA.

Reports:


Nominations for the Business Committee, 2016-17
Current committee: Cleo Jones, Fiona Laing, Lauren Thow, Jane Condie, Julie Johnson, Clare Donlan , Ellen Peacock, Iain Young, Kirsteen Urquart.

All BC members are happy to stay on. The existing Business Committee were nominated by Elaine Simpson and seconded by Julie Arnot to serve for another year.

Tour of the Advocates Library
After the AGM, myself and Senior Librarian Andrea Longson provided tours of the Advocates Library building and Parliament Hall. There was also a small display of a few treasures from our collection.

Many thanks to Andrea Longson for her time yesterday and while preparing for the visit.

If you were unable to attend, or if you’d like another visit, the Advocates Library will be participating in Doors Open Day again this year. That’s on Saturday 24th September. Also, if you’re interested, you can read more about the sad history of The Faculty Mummy on my blog  🙂

ELISA Summer Gathering and AGM

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Mackenzie Building

Hello all

This year’s Summer Gathering and AGM will be hosted by the Advocates Library and will take place on Monday 29th August, from 2.30-5pm.

The meeting will be held in the nearby MacKenzie Building (pictured) where refreshments will be provided. After the AGM, myself and Senior Librarian Andrea Longson will provide tours of the Advocates Library building and Parliament Hall.

Please register your attendance via Eventbrite using your organisational email address (for administrative purposes).

Details:
ELISA Summer Gathering and AGM
Monday 29th August, 2.30-5pm

Location:
MacKenzie Building
172 High Street (Old Assembly Close)
EH1 1QX
See location on GoogleMaps

We look forward to seeing you there.

ELISA Summer Gathering and AGM

Hello all

Portrait Gallery ceiling

This year’s Summer Gathering and AGM will take place on Thursday 25th June 2015, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, from 4-6.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the Gallery’s AK Bell room where refreshments will be provided. Sarah Jeffcott, Librarian and Research Assistant, will also give us an introduction to her library/print room where we’ll see some highlights from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery‘s prints, drawings and photography collections.

Please register your attendance via Eventbrite.

Details:
ELISA Summer Gathering and AGM
Thursday 25th June 2015, 4-6.30pm

Location:
AK Bell room
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street
Edinburgh  EH2 1JD
http://www.nationalgalleries.org

CILIP in Scotland Annual General Meeting 2015

The papers are now available for the Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland.

All papers can be viewed here: http://www.cilips.org.uk/cilips-agm-2015/

The meeting will be held at the Apex Hotel, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 10.15am.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations and the Bye Laws of CILIP, all persons resident or employed in Scotland who are members are entitled to vote at the AGM.

Business Committee meeting – Dec 2014 – brief report

The ELISA Business Committee held its last meeting of 2014 yesterday.

There was praise for the organisation and success of ELISA Open Forum 2014 – and kind words about the set-up and functionality of this new website.

Membership costs and renewals were discussed, as was the need for links between the BC and ELISA’s other Working Groups

Plans were begun for the organisation of a mid-winter social early in 2015 and for next year’s summer gathering and AGM – details of these to follow.

BC meeting dates pencilled in for 2015 are:

  • 11 March 2014, 3-5pm
  • 10 June 2014, 3-5pm
  • 9 Sept 2014, 3-5pm
  • ?? Dec 2014, 3-5pm

ELISA summer gathering – June 2014

Re-posted from A Very Fine Library

Today I attended the ELISA Summer Gathering and AGM at the Royal Botanic Garden’s Library, Edinburgh. RBG’s librarian told us a bit about the history of the garden and the work of the library, gave us a wee tour and showed us a few items from their collections.

The Library at the Botanics

The Library at the Botanics

The RBG Library It was great to be in the RGB Library again. I hadn’t visited since I did work experience there years (and years) ago. It’s a lot bigger than I remembered!

I was only there for a few weeks but it was a truly wonderful experience. The library staff were so welcoming, the work was interesting and fun – and the gardens! The view from the library windows is just stunning.

I loved hanging round with botanists in the staff room or chatting to horticulture folk in the glass houses. I’d see interesting plants at lunchtime then come back to the library where the staff would help me track them down in the books. Good times!

The collections
The librarian gave us an overview of the RBG collections. I believe she said 30-40 thousand items, made up of: journals, textbooks, floras and herbals (the last two are the beautiful, illustrated works detailing and describing various plant species). They also hold a collection of original artworks recording specimens from RBG’s own herbarium and ‘living collections’.

The library is part of the Science Department at RBG. The librarian reports to the Head of Science who in turn reports to the Regis Keeper. The library works with staff from all departments of the Gardens – including the shop.

Journals
RBG produces two scholarly works: Edinburgh Journal of Botany and Sibbaldia Horticultural Journal. When I was there on work experience I learned that the library used these journals in an international exchange program. RBG would send out their journals to various institutions and, in return, get other journals back. I was pleased to hear that they still use this method today. They do subscribe to some journals but the exchange scheme is still in effect as well.

AGM
After the tour we had a (very) short AGM. There were reports from the treasurer and the heads of two of the working groups: ‘Access’ and ‘Education’. There was no report from the ‘ICT’ group. The members of the business committee all wanted to stay on for another year. This was accepted unanimously.

This was my first Edinburgh Library and Information Services Agency (ELISA) meeting. There were a few familiar faces (the Edinburgh library world is fairly small) but everyone was friendly. It seems like a jolly group – I think I’ll go again :)