NoWAL Operations Group
At the NoWAL AGM in June 2019, there were several changes to the Operations Group as officers reached the end of their terms of office:
Heather Thrift (LJMU), Sandra Bracegirdle (Manchester) and Ruth Jenkins (Manchester Metropolitan) stepped down from their roles.
In a change to previous years, the vacant positions were offered to both the Board and Senior Staff Group and two member of the Senior Group have joined the Operations Group as a result.
The Operations Group now comprises:
- Susan Murray - Chair (Liverpool Hope University)
- Julia Martin - Vice Chair (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
- Julie Hitchen - Treasurer (University of Central Lancashire)
- Phil Cheeseman - Training & Development Lead (Lancaster University)
- Paul Everitt - Senior Staff Link (Manchester Metropolitan University)
We get great feedback from our events:
"Hearing new ideas from people who are already implementing them, and who can discuss practicalities and the ups and downs that have led them to the finished result, really brings things to life."
"Another interesting and useful event and a great chance to catch up with colleagues."
"A really successful day with thought-out content. the day felt packed with information."
"There were some really innovative ideas and practices presented throughout the session that I can see my institution using as inspiration for activities."
"I really enjoy NoWAL events and get a lot from them. Always interesting and informative."
"The presentations were all excellent and it was really good to chat to people before and after the session, as well as during the break."
"I found the whole event useful from the presentations to the group chats."
Exploring & supporting diversity in academic libraries Friday 28th June 2019 - Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
#nowal19 focused on issues of diversity and inclusivity in academic libraries and hosted 131 people, across a full day of activity and collaboration. Speakers and delegates came from across NoWAL as well as from many universities around the UK, from Edinburgh to Southampton.