Associate Directors Network (ADN)

The RLUK Associate Directors Network is a professional network for RLUK members in a Deputy Librarian or Associate Director role. It aims to provide a forum for discussion and sharing of experience, the opportunity to participate in the business of RLUK and to aid succession planning.

Upcoming ADN-related events

Terms of Reference

Fiona Courage
University of Sussex

William Nixon
University of Glasgow

Convenor duties:

  • To organise two events per year, with the support of the RLUK Executive.
  • To liaise with the RLUK Executive and Board regarding the current and future development of the group.
  • The term of service for Convenors is 2 years. Convenors are selected by nomination and election.

The ADN is open to members of an RLUK institution who hold a Deputy Librarian or Associate Director role. Members will be nominated (by name rather than by job title) by the Director of their respective institution with a limit of only one ADN member per institution.

  • The intellectual input of the group is the responsibility of its members, led by two elected Convenors. The Executive will provide logistical and administrative assistance when needed.
  • Convenors will serve a term of two years, with replacements sought through nomination and election.
  • ADN members will have the opportunity to contribute to RLUK strategic developments through involvement in working groups or other activities initiated or agreed by the RLUK Board.
  • An ADN member may be nominated by the RLUK Board to represent RLUK on an external committee or group.

Travel and expenses of group members will be borne by their institution. Expenses of invited speakers will be covered by RLUK subject to prior agreement from the RLUK Treasurer.

The network has an allocated yearly budget at its disposal to cover the cost of events e.g. venue hire, catering etc.

ADN members

Neil Curtis
Neil CurtisUniversity of Aberdeen
John Dowd
John DowdUniversity of Birmingham
Sarah Newbold
Sarah NewboldUniversity of Bristol
Torsten Reimer
Torsten ReimerBritish Library
Patricia Killiard
Patricia KilliardCambridge University Library
Gareth Owen
Gareth OwenCardiff University
Vacant role
Vacant roleDurham University
Kirsty Lingstadt
Kirsty LingstadtUniversity of Edinburgh
Christine Faunch
Christine FaunchUniversity of Exeter
William Nixon
William NixonUniversity of Glasgow
Nova Larch
Nova LarchImperial College London
Gavin Beattie
Gavin BeattieKing's College London
Joleen Clarke
Joleen ClarkeKing's College London
Jane Saunders
Jane SaundersUniversity of Leeds
Joanne Dunham
Joanne DunhamUniversity of Leicester
Alastair Flett
Alastair FlettUniversity of Liverpool
Caroline Kimbell
Caroline KimbellSenate House Libraries
Nancy Graham
Nancy GrahamLSE
Katy Woolfenden
Katy WoolfendenUniversity of Manchester
Joseph Marshall
Joseph MarshallNational Library of Scotland
Owain Roberts
Owain RobertsNational Library of Wales
Wendy Luker
Wendy LukerNewcastle University
Christine Middleton
Christine MiddletonUniversity of Nottingham
Amy Warner May
Amy Warner MayUniversity of Oxford
Marc Cohen
Marc CohenQueen Mary University of London
Donna Irving
Donna IrvingQueen's University Belfast
Chrissie Willis-Phillips
Chrissie Willis-Phillips University of Reading
Anna Grigson
Anna GrigsonRoyal Holloway, University of London
Vacant role
Vacant roleSOAS University of London
Alison Little
Alison LittleUniversity of Sheffield
Wendy White
Wendy WhiteUniversity of Southampton
Jennifer Louden
Jennifer LoudenUniversity of St Andrews
Fiona Courage
Fiona CourageUniversity of Sussex
Jessie Kurtz
Jessie KurtzTrinity College Dublin
Rozz Evans
Rozz EvansUCL
Heather Green
Heather GreenUniversity of Warwick
Jenny Haynes
Jenny HaynesWellcome Collection
Susan Halfpenny
Susan HalfpennyUniversity of York