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 – 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 – 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.
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, Library Support Senior Coordinator, University of Bristol
My role oversees our additional support services for students to make the library more accessible. We support students that may face barriers to include part time & distance based learners and those with caring responsibilities. I have worked in front-facing roles in libraries for over 20 years and have previously worked on play schemes supporting young disabled people and have worked in the Disability office at the University of Bristol. This valuable insight from meeting students face to face allows me to effectively input into projects and planning for more accessible and inclusive library services.
Outside of work, I love cooking and have just started learning and experimenting with growing my own ingredients on new allotment! I also have a cat called Clark.
David Rooney, Bath Spa University
I currently work as the Customer Services Manager at Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Library. As part of this role I work with my Library colleagues across our campuses to assist staff and students with SpLDs and disabilities. Since starting my role at Bath Spa, CLAUD has proven to be an invaluable source of shared knowledge and best practice when it comes to supporting students. As part of the committee I hope to help others in the same way I’ve been helped and supported.
Martyn Hoskins, University of the West of England.
I’ve worked at UWE Bristol since 1995. Apart from a period as a Technician, I’ve also worked in the Disability Service and for the past 11 years as part of the Library Disability Support Team, and am now the Assistive Technology Coordinator. Among other things, I’m responsible for the assistive software on our network and also run an assistive equipment loan service for students and staff.
Outside of work, I enjoy photography, hiking and wildlife. I also volunteer with the National Trust, taking visitors on deer and bat walks.
Kathryn Tyne, University of Oxford
I have spent the past 15 years helping people to access information from the Bodleian Law Library at the University of Oxford, be they student, academic, historian, lawyer, law lord or layman. We have a collection of some 650,000 items, across four floors, with many more materials available online and from offsite storage. I aim to balance accessibility for all, with individual solutions for people who want them. We are blessed with a diverse environment, so there are quiet spaces and busy, light and dark, cool and warm. We are constantly adding to our selection of equipment to allow people to adapt the environment they prefer to the way they work best.
Personally, I love audio books, point and click adventure games, TV detectives with a good dash of action and humour, exploring cities, dogs, and nature.
Teresa Pedroso, University of Oxford
I entered the world of accessible formats and disability support in 2002 as an undergraduate student in Lisbon, Portugal. As Disability Librarian at the Bodleian Libraries, I coordinate the support provided to disabled readers, including access arrangements for reading rooms, specific services for disabled readers, and knowledge of specialist equipment as well as the unit producing alternative formats.
Fun fact? When the whole family is gathered, we are a bit like the UN sessions with reps from UK, Portugal, USA, Germany and South Korea united by love and good food.
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.
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.
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.