The Association for Information Management
I am delighted to introduce ASLIB to you. ASLIB is a long-established association that has contributed hugely to the direction of information management since it was founded nearly a century ago. The new team at ASLIB is committed to developing and improving the service that we provide to our members. It is important to us that we take the great reputation that ASLIB has built over the years and strengthen our offer. We have already developed the training programme, improved the membership magazine, Managing Information, and enhanced the membership packages. In the coming months we will be re-introducing a number of Communities of Practice and identifying ways in which we can support members in all parts of the world. We are very excited to be working with the ASLIB member community and we would be extremely interested to hear your thoughts and suggestions as to how we can make the association even more relevant to your needs. Please do get in touch with one of the team members to share your ideas.
Rebecca Marsh, Director
Rebecca Marsh, Director
Rebecca was appointed to the position of Director for ASLIB in January 2011 and is enjoying working with the ASLIB team and council in re-establishing ASLIB as a significant membership group for the information management community. She became a Director of Emerald Group Publishing in 2006 after having worked as Head of Editorial and as a Publisher at Emerald and formerly at Smith Settle Publishers. Her first position after university was at the British Institute of Radiology. Rebecca is also the editorial subject co-director for the training programme with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.
Eileen Breen, Head of Department
Eileen was formerly senior LIS publisher at Emerald, managing journals for more than 15 years. She is a corresponding member of the Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning Section of IFLA http://www.ifla.org/en/cpdwl/standing-committee, and Information Co-ordinator of the Library Theory & Research Communication Adviser to the Chair of the Library Theory & Research Section http://www.ifla.org/en/library-theory-and-research/standing-committee.
Diane Heath, Publications and Training Manager
Diane Heath joined the new ASLIB team in June 2010 following the change of ownership. In her role, Diane works closely with Graham Coult on membership magazine Managing Information, and oversees the training programme.
Diane’s association with ASLIB dates back to 2001, when as Managing Editor at Emerald Group Publishing she managed the integration and development of the ASLIB journal portfolio, including titles Aslib Proceedings, Journal of Documentation and Records Management Journal.
Holly Shukla, Relationship Manager
Holly Shukla is the Relationship Manager at ASLIB and has been in this role since Emerald Group Publishing made the acquisition in April 2010.
Previously to her role at ASLIB, Holly worked as a Business Development Account Manager at Emerald Group Publishing for more than two years. In this role Holly was responsible for the company’s third party license agreements and worked with a number of international membership associations to license Emerald content as a member benefit.
Graham Coult, Editor-in-Chief Managing Information
Graham studied librarianship, management and Spanish at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has also studied French at the Institut Francais du Royaume Uni and journalism at City University in London. He has worked in information scientist and research functions at British Gas and Shell International Petroleum.
He was one of the first two Professional Advisers for Special Libraries at what was the Library Association (which subsequently merged with the Institute of Information Scientists to become CILIP). He has also been a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University.
His first published piece of work was a special report on the Chinese energy industry for Petroleum Economist. He wrote the proposal and strategy for the BBC Learning Libraries initiative and has worked on campaigns to promote libraries. He is an independent member of the Library and Archives Copyright Alliance and a member of the Publisher’s Licensing Society Advisory Committee.
His specialist areas include information policy and information governance (including copyright, data protection and freedom of information). He runs courses from time to time on copyright, and speaks on data protection issues.
Sue Hill, Customer Operations and Marketing Executive
Sue Hill joined ASLIB in November 2010. Sue has had a varied career previously working as Systems Technician for 10 years.