What we do
The Serials Committee aims to support those working with serials in art specialist libraries. We do this by:
- Building connections between colleagues and supporting sharing of expertise and best practice in serials management
- Providing a community within which to engage with the challenges of serials management in an increasingly digital information environment
- Organising visits/workshops/resources focused on management of serials in art specialist libraries
Who we are
Co-chair | Lexi Frost | Academic Liaison Librarian, Royal College of ArtARLIS between 2017-2018, and co-founded the ARLIS Serials Committee in 2022.Lexi is currently an Academic Liaison Librarian at the Royal College of Art. In her previous role as Serials and Copyright Librarian at the Architectural Association, she managed the Serials collection, reviewing titles for acquisition, arranging binding, weeding and assisting with the transition from print-only journals to a combination of online and print material. Lexi is particularly interested in the ethics of Serials acquisition and how to increase the visibility of smaller presses. Lexi was previously Minutes Secretary for
ARLIS 2021 Conference Working Party, and is a current member of the UKSG Education Subcommittee. She co-founded the ARLIS Serials Committee in 2022.Co-chair I Klara Finnimore I Journals and E-Resources Librarian, Royal College of Art Klara is the Journals and E-Resources Librarian at the Royal College of Art. She has responsibility for managing and developing the RCA’s online collection of journals and databases, as well as maintaining the current and archived print journal collections. Klara has worked previously in subscriptions at King’s College London and in corporate and public libraries. Klara has previously been a member of the Sherif Committee and the
Secretary I Jeremy Crumplin I Serials and Digital Resources Librarian, Tate Library and Archive
Jeremy is the Serials and Digital Resources Librarian at the Tate Library and Archive, based at Tate Britain in London. His role also includes acting as liaison librarian for the conservation department, providing the inter library loans service, and public facing enquiry work. He has worked there since November 2020; his previous experience includes working for a publisher as well as periods in academic, legal, government, and architecture libraries. In addition, he has previously held committee roles in CILIP and LIKE.
Committee Member I Arthur Murfitt I Serials & Acquisitions Assistant, The London Library Arthur has been looking after the day-to-day running of the periodicals collection at the London Library (Arts & Humanities) for 23 years, focussing mainly on the print collection. His responsibilities include the processing of the daily intake of journals, authorising subscription payments, preparing journal issues for binding, retrospective cataloguing of journals, and data input. He has worked through the migration of three library systems, and has experience of dealing with the subsequent problems arising from these. Committee Member I Jess Cobb | Assistant Academic Support Librarian, Central Saint Martins UAL Jess is an Assistant Academic Support Librarian at Central Saint Martins, UAL. Her role includes subject liaison for Spatial Practices and Culture and Enterprise courses alongside supervising the student shelver team and managing serials locally at CSM. Before joining CSM in January 2019, Jess worked in FE libraries for 6 years.
Committee Member I Eleanor Parker | Assistant Academic Support Librarian, London College of Communication, UAL Eleanor has worked as an Assistant Academic Support Librarian at LCC since May 2021 after 10 years as a School Librarian. She supports several BA film courses as well as working in the Collections and Special Collections team. In this role she has responsibility for managing the serials collections within the LCC Library. She graduated with MSc Library and Information Studies from UCL in 2009.
Committee Member I Madeleine Ahern | Librarian and Project Cataloger, The Wiener Holocaust Library Madeleine is Periodicals Librarian and Project Cataloguer at The Wiener Holocaust Library in London. She has been in this role since September 2022 and manages current print and online serial subscriptions as well as archived serial collections and the library’s periodical special collections. She has previously worked at the Architectural Association Library and the Taylor Institution Library and holds an MA in Art History from The University of Toronto and an MLIS in Library and Information Studies from UCL. Madeleine is currently ARLIS UK & Ireland Membership Secretary.