At present our membership is largely made up of professionals who care for literary papers in university and national libraries. GLAM hopes to develop a broad and inclusive membership, welcoming the interest and participation of: custodians of literary collections in any context, including local record offices, public libraries, single-author centres, museums, literary publishing houses and agencies; researchers and teachers at all levels with an interest in literary archives and manuscripts; and writers (who are after all the creators of our literary collections!)
See a list of member institutions, with links to their websites, literary projects and other relevant pages.
To become a member of GLAM, simply email our Secretary Joanne Fitton (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name & contact details, specifying if you would like to join GLAM as an individual or as a representative of an organisation/institution.
GLAM is steered by a committee comprised of:
Chair: Rachel Foss – Head of Contemporary Archives and Manuscripts, British Library
Secretary: Joanne Fitton – Head of Special Collections and Galleries, University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Treasurer: Fran Baker – Archivist, The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH
Web Officer: Sarah Prescott – Literary Archivist, University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Committee Member: Charlotte Scott – Head of Collections, London Metropolitan Archives
Committee Member: John Wells – Under-Librarian, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University Library
TNA Adviser to the GLAM Committee: James Travers Senior Archives Adviser (Casework), National Advisory Services, The National Archives
Cataloguing Working Party
This sub-group of GLAM was set up in 2009 and meets bi-annually. The Chair is rotated between members on a six-monthly basis, and currently held up Helen Melody. Membership of the group is as follows:
- Fran Baker, University of Manchester Library
- Helen Melody, British Library
- Karen Sayers, University of Leeds
Minutes of Cataloguing Working Party meetings are available here.
UK Literary Heritage Working Group
GLAM also works closely with the UK Literary Heritage Working Group, which was established in 2005 to address issues surrounding the sale and dispersal of modern literary manuscripts to overseas institutions.