Off to London tomorrow for my last ever CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group Committee meeting. Definitely the end of an era, as I’ve been part of this Committee since 2004. I’ve had various jobs, most recently Treasurer, and done many things, including organising or co-organising several conferences and day events and looking after the Twitter. I’ve really valued the opportunities to build new skills and to learn from and network with fellow special collections professionals.
I’ve decided however that I have done all I can as a member of this Committee. After a few years on any committee one gets a bit stale and then it’s time to let new people have a go. I’ll still be active in the profession, but I increasingly prefer to get involved in other ways: writing, blogging, conferences, peer review etc. I’ll also still take an active part in Group stuff – I really like the look of next year’s conference in Aberdeen on Special Collections buildings.
Thanks to all my Committee colleagues past and present for their support!