Having been successful in my election onto the HSLG Committee at the AGM in June 2018, I was shortly to attend my first HSLG committee meeting. It was proposed that I would be the new treasurer and my experience to date has been positive and informative. I remain impressed by the efficiency of the HSLG committee in organising and delivering highly relevant CPD events. I am pleased to see how accessible these events are to Health Science Libraries staff through online booking and subsidised attendance fees.
Membership on this committee has been an opportunity to develop and demonstrate many competencies such as teamwork, communication skills, budgeting and event management. What I enjoy most is the support from the other committee members. My “committee anxiety”, not dissimilar to “library anxiety”, was unfounded. The readiness to value my contributions (even if sometimes a bit sketchy) has increased my confidence in putting forward proposals. If you are an ‘ideas’ person or would like to work on a committee where your contribution is valued and your input appreciated, then I cannot recommend the HSLG Committee highly enough.
Noreen McHugh. Senior Library Assistant (at time of writing).