• The CLAUD Management Committee

CLAUD committee members meet regularly, around 2-3 times a year.  The different roles and responsibilities of each member and role are described below.  If you have any queries or are thinking about joining the Committee, please let us know.

Current Committee members


Jane Reynolds, Chair of the CLAUD Committee. Leads the Committee.Jane Reynolds – Head of Customer Services, University of Bristol

In my current role as Head of Customer Services at University of Bristol, I work to ensure that we deliver accessible and inclusive library services to support our students and staff. I have been a member of the CLAUD committee for 10 years and have found the network of support from our members and committee colleagues invaluable for sharing best practice and developing new ideas. As the current Chair of CLAUD, I am interested in finding ways that we can pool our experiences to improve access and inclusion to libraries across the sector.

Fun fact about me… I recently took up Jazz dancing and have performed routines from Chicago, Fame and Hairspray!


Dan Herbert - Committee Treasurer. Manages the money.Dan Herbert – Team Leader Lending Services and Access, University of Surrey

I have been working in libraries for nearly 35 years, 30 of which have been in academic libraries. I have worked at Surrey since 2006. Before committing to library work fully, I could be found singing in punk bands. Outside the library, I am a dad to 4 children. When I do get any spare time, my interests are reading(!), walking and history, with particular interest to Neolithic Britain and the period of the Norman Conquest. I also love a glass of red wine.

Web Officer

David E Bennett. Web officer. Supports the Committee by managing the CLAUD website and promoting tools and resources for accessibility and inclusion.David Bennett, University of Portsmouth)

I have worked across FE and HE libraries, in roles as diverse as metadata and promotions, and twice lectured on a librarianship masters degree course in cataloguing and classification.   I manage the Library Promotions Team and am increasingly active in engineering a more accessible and inclusive client experience.

When I am not in the office, I am part of the #uklibchat team, I publish occasional journal, magazine and blog articles on librarianship, enjoy martial arts and playing the piano, as well as computer and tabletop gaming.


Mary Lockwood, University of Bristol

Other members

Kelly Hodge, University of Plymouth

Martyn Hoskins, University of Western England (UWE)

David Rooney, Bath Spa University

Kathryn Tyne, University of Oxford


Role descriptions 

Please click on the job titles below to download the description for the role.


Leads and manages the Committee.  Ensures a good working relationship with member institutions. Has ultimate responsibility for ensuring compliance with legal duties.  In consultation with the Committee, acts as the spokesperson for CLAUD.


Supports the Chair in their duties and acts in their stead when the Chair is unavailable.


Handles all financial matters of the organisation.  Ensures all financial dealings are properly monitored and recorded, are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.  Monitors and reports on the financial health of the organisation. Produces financial reports, returns, accounts and audits as required.


Maintains membership records, administers and records action plans at committee meetings.  Prepares, manages and archives all administrative documentation for the organisation other than financial information.  Ensures formal events are properly administered.

Web Officer 

Develops and maintains the online presence of CLAUD and thereby increases member and sector engagement with CLAUD’s output and activities.  Sets standards for, monitors and maintains the quality and accessibility of CLAUD web content.

Committee Members

The Committee members collaborate with the rest of the Committee to support the activities of CLAUD, helping to organise events, and support other projects and initiatives.