If you are not subscribed to the News from CILIP emails, here's one reason you should be, subscribers received an email today, which I have reproduced below in full (just without the pictures). . .
If you would like to sign up for email news from CILIP you need to register with the CILIP website you can then sign up for e-bulletins. Registering with the CILIP web site also allows you to get involved with CILIP Communities and receive e-information from your Branch and Groups.
The email sent out today reads as follows, and is great news for anyone who is interested in the AGM but cannot attend:
This Special Edition of News from CILIP tells you all you need to know about CILIP's AGM 2009. If you can't attend in person then you can vote by proxy or get involved informally through social networking - see below.
CILIP Treasurer Nigel Macartney blogs about his proposals to change subscription rates.
After the Treasurer's subscription strategy and proposals for rates in 2010 were published in Gazette, there has been considerable online comment and discussion. Nigel Macartney answers key questions posed during the past few weeks on the Information & Advice Blog.
The Treasurer makes recommendations about membership subscription rates. Council have endorsed his 2010 proposals, which are now considered by the membership at the AGM.
Coming to the AGM?
All members of CILIP are welcome to attend the AGM, but only Personal Members, not Organisation Member representatives, have the right to vote.
To attend register online
Start time: 3.30pm
Date: Thursday 15 October 2009
Location: Brunei Gallery, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
Proxy voting - deadline 3.30pm 13 October
Personal members who can't attend the AGM and want to vote on a number of issues can submit a Proxy Voting Form. To download the form and for guidance in completing it visit www.cilip.org.uk/agm2009. Alternatively request a Proxy Voting Form from CILI'P's Governance Unit at email@example.com. Proxy Voting Forms must be received by 3.30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2009.
Return by post to The Secretary, Governance Unit, CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't know someone who will be at the AGM then name "Chair of the meeting" as your proxy and their address as "7 Ridgmount St"
Social networking at the AGM
Posts from the AGM will be posted on The CILIP Council blog and Twitter during proceedings so members unable to attend can keep up to date with the issues being discussed . Comments are welcome, but cannot be included as part of the proceedings.
Blogging: CILIP Trustee Isabel Hood, will be blogging live from the AGM
Twitter: The hash tag for the AGM is #cilipagm. Hash tags group Tweets (posts) in Twitter so conversations on a topic appear in one place. For more information see the Twitter fan wiki.
Members wishing to access wi-fi at the AGM should purchase a BT Openzone voucher prior to the event or from the University Reception Desk on the day.