Law Librarian achieves Advanced Professional status at the Society of Indexers
20 August 2010
Mary Jane Steer, Law Librarian at the School of Law's Wills Memorial Library, has been granted Advanced Professional status of the Society of Indexers.
The purpose of the Society of Indexers is to promote indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing. Founded in 1957, the Society is the only autonomous professional body for indexers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is associated with indexing organizations in Australia, Canada, China, Southern Africa and the United States of America. It is an Organization in Liaison with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. It is a company limited by guarantee, membership of which is open to any person who is or intends to be directly involved in indexing. Members include specialist indexers in more than a hundred different subjects, from accountancy to zoology.
Any member of the Society who successfully completes the Society’s open learning course (Training in Indexing), offering a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of indexing, is entitled to the status of Accredited Indexer (AI) provided they remain members of the Society. They are also awarded the grade of Professional Member and can progress to Advanced Professional Member with appropriate experience. Advanced Professional Members with an additional two years of experience may apply for Fellowship