BIALL Salary Survey 2014 - last day!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Thank you to everyone who has already completed the BIALL Salary Survey 2014.  If you haven’t already done so, it is still not too late!

The survey will remain open until 5 pm today.

Filling in the survey doesn't take long, and the more responses we have, the more valuable the results so this benefits everybody.

Results of the survey will be available to BIALL members only.

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BIALL members - BIALL bursaries available to assist in attending the IALL Conference

Monday, 14 July 2014

The BIALL Awards and Bursaries Committee will be pleased to consider applications from BIALL Members for bursaries to assist in attending the 2014 IALL Conference from September 28th to October 2nd 2014 in Buenos Aires.

Please note that applicants must be BIALL Personal or Institutional Members. Please also note that these bursaries are not intended to cover all conference expenses and that successful applicants will need to contribute additional funds to help cover the entire cost of attending.

For more details on how to apply, plus the application form, see the Awards & Bursaries Committee webpages. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st August 2014.

Contributed by: Daniel Duffy
BIALL Awards & Bursaries Committee.

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The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

We are delighted to announce that the full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2012/13 is now available for BIALL members to consult. This annual report, which has been run each year since 1996, outlines the activities and funding of academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland during the academic year 2012/2013.

The report will also be published in the Autumn 2014 issue of Legal Information Management.

Many thanks to David Gee, Deputy Librarian, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, for his time and efforts on completing this report.

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Getting to Know the BIALL President 2014-15: Marianne Barber

Monday, 7 July 2014

Following the 2014 BIALL Conference in Harrogate, Marianne Barber was officially installed as the next President of BIALL for 2014-15. Marianne is currently Head of Libraries and Information at the University of Law where she manages a small team covering centralised functions such as acquisitions and library management system on behalf of the 8 geographically dispersed libraries of the University.

To celebrate Marianne's upcoming tenure as President, we asked Marianne to share her thoughts on her role within BIALL and what it means to her.

Q: What are you most looking forward to working on over the next year within BIALL?

A: What my actual objectives for this year will be is something I'll be discussing with Council at our first meeting. However I can tell you that I'd like to improve the findability of "stuff" on our website and also look at how we can make use of technologies so that BIALL activities can be more accessible to people outside of London.

Q: What has been your most enjoyable memory/experience with BIALL to date?

A: You want only one? Can't I have three? Receiving the precious gavel from Jas at the end of the Harrogate conference was pretty exciting as my first! Next would be when an overseas delegate at the Bristol conference from the Far East asked me to show her an apple tree as she'd only ever read about them in books. My third would be the Web Committee meeting which Scott Vine hosted at Clifford Chance - the view over Canary Wharf was amazing and the sandwiches...

Q: If you had to convince a non-member to join BIALL, what would you list as the benefits of joining BIALL?

A: Difficult to stop myself writing an essay on this one! I could talk about the value for money and the excellent discounts on courses and events. Probably though I'd say we're a small enough organisation to be friendly and big enough to be effective. We encompass all aspects of working in legal information, so if you're looking for a source of shared knowledge and expertise in this area BIALL is the association to be in. If you join BIALL it will do more for you than LinkedIn - you get to make real connections and friendships that will last throughout the varied fortunes of your career. (OK, I'll get off my soap-box now!)

Thanks so much to Marianne for sharing her thoughts, and we look forward to following her work over the next year!

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