This year the venue for our AGM was the SSC Members’ lounge in Parliament House, Edinburgh. All agreed it was a perfect setting for our business meeting and relaxed social aspect thereafter. Many thanks to Christine, SSC Librarian, for organising.
A good turnout of 16 members attended the SLLG AGM, 2017.
Chairing the meeting, Convenor Alison spoke of her pride in a group which has adapted successfully to the challenge in a currently shrinking professional world. The group’s enthusiasm for the new programme of free, short, topic-focussed events run during the year as SSNaPs has noticeably reinvigorated the SLLG during a time of reduced resources.
Alison also marked out activities which have taken place since the 2016 AGM, many of which have been recorded over the year in this blog: visits and social events – the outreach of the group in promoting the law library sector to library students being a particular highlight.
On behalf of the committee, Alison thanked all those who sponsored events, provided venues, engaged in our social media and everyone who kindly gave up their time to arrange, host or attend something of the SLLG in the previous 12 months.
Christine stepped down from the office of Secretary, but happily continues as a committee member. Faye was warmly welcomed as the new incumbent of the office by those in the hall.
Due to recent and impending reduction of committee members means there are at least 2 opportunities open for members to join the committee. Alison made the importance of the committee clear: The committee cannot run as strong a group itinerary when not at full strength. Anyone interested in taking up one of the seats should get in touch with a current committee member.
The Treasurer’s report from Debra expertly summarised the group’s finances as healthy and concluded with no questions.
With all that there was no other business from the room other than for Alison to formally close the business side of the afternoon.
The committee then put on an excellent selection of light bites and coloured liquids for those who were able to stay a while and catch up on the latest sector news.
The committee look forward to another 12 months in supporting – and having the support of – the membership.
Group members are reminded they can read AGM reports and minutes on the ‘member publications’ page of the SLLG website in the member’s only section.