Joining the LIS Committee

As you may be aware, The AGM gives the opportunity for you to get more heavily involved in the LIS, providing services to members, contributing to education and CPD, and promoting the profession in Scotland. To get involved, you can run for positions on the LIS Committee, which will be selected at our upcoming AGM.

The Branch Committee consists of the following Honorary Officers : Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer,

LI Council Representative; all Corporate Members of the Institute

In addition there are up to eight ordinary Committee Members who lead or take part in sub-committees for Communications;, Education Competitions and Membership; Events both CPD and Social; Strategic Planning and Promotion; or any ad hock projects as they arise. There is also a Student Representative.

New members are welcome and shadowing/mentoring positions within the committee are available if desired. The amount of work is relatively light and meetings are held at monthly intervals. It is a useful way to keep in touch with what goes on, and to be active on issues of concern to members across Scotland.

Members who find it difficult to attend evening meetings can indicate their preference for the informal (non-voting) role of Committee Support or Corresponding Members of the Committee. They are encouraged to respond to consultations or to give their advice by email, post or phone as appropriate.

All Honorary Officer and Committee places are open. Officers in 2015 who are willing to stand again together with a limited number of Committee Members are:

   Chair:  Mark Turnbull

   Vice Chair:  Alan Cameron

   Secretary:  James Spence Watson

   Treasurer:  Clare Winsch

   LI Council Rep:  Rachel Tennant

Committee Members:

   Nick Bowen, Sonia Jackett, Dan Walker, Steve Wheatley, Ross White

Danny Mckendry has expressed a willingness to be considered as a Committee Member.

The position of Student Rep. is vacant and we are anxious to have a volunteer for it.

If you wish to contribute to this Branch of your Institute by volunteering to be an Honorary Officer or Member of the Committee please indicate the post in which you are interested this with your contact details together with the name and contact details of a supporter.

Your response should be received by Friday 15th April to allow time for a ballot in the event that there are more than one applicant.

This is one of the most important ways in which you can be involved in and contribute to the development of you profession.

Your response to this invitation is also an opportunity to inform the Committee of any questions or motions you would like to raise at the AGM.

Responses should be sent to jamesspencewatson@btinternet.com or by telephone at 0141 639 5195.or to James Spence Watson, 32 Meadowhill, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6SX

If you have not yet booked your place at the LIS AGM, you can do so free of charge here.

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