One thing leads, as so often, to another, and my recent involvement in the CILIP rebranding brouhaha led me to think about how our professional association is run, and how might it be possible to bring a little openness and democracy into it. Yes, I know I ought to blog about kittens, or classical literature, or better still, kittens in Aeschylus, but indulge me for a little longer.
CILIP has been running a governance review since 2010. There's a webpage at http://www.cilip.org.uk/about-us/governance/pages/governance-review.aspx, last updated on 23 October 2012.In the minutes of the March 2013 Council meeting you may read the following,
C2013/05 Governance Review Report
Council discussed and agreed proposals from the Governance Review Board. Thanks were recorded to the Governance Review Project Board, in particular to the external members, Mark Taylor of the Museums Association and Andy Stephens of the British Library, for their contribution.
I find it hard to read that as meaning anything other than that the review reported to Council and Council endorsed its proposals. But, four months having passed, search for those proposals on CILIP's website, or in the pages of Update, and you will search in vain. What does it say? I asked the ever-helpful @CILIPInfo, and we had the following conversation
So I've e-mailed the Chair of Council and the President. I'll post again when they reply.