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WHELF Board Meeting-November 2019

On 11th-12th November the WHELF Board met in the beautiful venue of Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, North Wales. All the WHELF institutions were represented in person except for Cardiff University who joined via MS Meeting. Tracey Stanley from CU was

Welcome Gary!

WHELF would like to welcome Gary Elliott-Cirigottis who joins us representing the Open University and the Open University in Wales. Gary has been Acting Co-Director of Library Services at the Open University since January 2019 and had been in post

Ann Davies’ retirement

Ann Davies will be retiring on 6th November 2019 from her role as Acting Co-Director of Library Services and the Learner and Discovery Service at The Open University and OU in Wales. Ann had been in post since 1998 and

CILIP Cymru Wales Open Day and AGM – 21/11/2019

Dr Amy Staniforth of Aberystwyth University and CILIP Cymru Wales writes: This is a free event for members and non members this year so it would be lovely to welcome colleagues from across Wales. The programme and booking information is

WHELF Annual Report 2017-18

The WHELF Annual Report for the academic year 2017-18 is now available. The report highlights the collective work of WHELF along with news and developments from the WHELF institutions. The report can be downloaded in English or Welsh from the

Congratulations Steve!

Steve Williams is our new Chair of the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), a trustee of Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales) and sits on the CILIP Board. He is

New Vice Chair – Alison Harding

Alison Harding was appointed to the post of Executive Head of Library and Learning Resources at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in July 2016, having previously held a number of roles within the library service of UWTSD. She

WHELF LMS Business Manager post

Excellent opportunity for WHELF members – WHELF LMS Business Manager post.  Closing date is 22 March.  Post details available here: https://tinyurl.com/y5bk95t2

UK Regional Consortia Managers’ Meeting – Wednesday 30 January 2019

On Wednesday 30 January 2019 I represented WHELF at the UK Regional Consortia Managers’ Meeting, meeting colleagues from The Northern Collaboration (NC), White Rose (WR), Mercian Collaboration (MC), the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries (M25) and NoWAL. Unfortunately bad weather

Congratulations Gareth!

Gareth Owen started in post as Acting Deputy University Librarian and Assistant Director University Library Service at Cardiff University on 7 January, following 5 years as the programme manager for the WHELF Shared LMS. He is a qualified librarian, who has

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