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Vacancy for the position of ‘Chair’ for the Academic and Research Libraries Group Scotland (ARLGS) Committee

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CILIP – Academic and Research Libraries Group, Scotland.

Could you be the next Chair of  Academic and Research Libraries Group Scotland?

ARLGS is the Scottish branch of the CILIP special interest group ARLG.

We aim to provide a focus and forum for the professional concerns and interests of everyone working in further and higher education or research libraries in Scotland.

Committee Members:

Catherine Small, Secretary

Robbie Lumsden, Treasurer

Lynsey Sampson, Web Editor

Jill Reid, Events Planner

Joy McLean, Social Media Editor

Purpose of role: To act as lead officer for CILIP Academic and Research Libraries Group in Scotland.


  1. To co-ordinate the activities of the Academic and Research Libraries Group Scotland (ARLGS) and ensure it meets its core offer and annual priorities as set out in the business plan.
  2. To act as lead spokesperson for ARLGS and where appropriate, represent ARLGS at CILIP meetings and external events and where necessary, organise alternative representatives.
  3. To chair committee meetings and annual general meetings and be responsible for the smooth operation of meetings.
  4. To work with other officers and committee members to prepare the business plan and annual report.
  5. To liaise with the secretary regarding communication with committee members.
  6. To maintain an effective overview of the financial position of ARLGS and liaise with the treasurer on financial issues.
  7. To be the key link with CILIP and CILIPS to ensure professional issues relating to members of ARLGS are raised and to lead contributions to CILIP/S initiatives and responses to policy developments.
  8. To promote the membership and benefits of ARLGS as a wider organisation within the library and information profession.

The amount of time this role takes up will vary and may be 1-3 hours per week. Please note this is not a paid position.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please contact Catherine Small before 8th October 2021. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amina Shah .

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