Academic and Research Libraries Group

The Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG) aims to provide a focus and forum for the professional concerns and interests of everyone working in academic or research libraries, linking those with current and emerging issues and developments and the overall direction of CILIP’s corporate plan.

Our 2014 conference "Academic libraries: the final frontier" took place at the University of Sussex from 23rd to 25th June. Presentations are available via slideshare or search alrg14.

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  • ARLG (NE) Legendary Annual Quiz

    Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

    Gather your work colleagues, family or friends and enter our light-hearted fun-filled quiz.  Everyone is welcome: teams of up to 6 people.

  • Ooer- OERS

    Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

    The what and how of using, re-writing and sharing Open Educational Resources in HE and FE library contexts.

    Lunch and tea will be provided.

    30 places are available.
    To book a place, please fill in and send the attached booking form..


  • Library Assistants Study Day

    Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

    ARLG Southern - Library Assistants Study Day: Understanding information seeking behaviour of young people: a study day designed to build your confidence.

  • TeachMeet for Librarians

    Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 1:45pm to 4:00pm

    CILIP ARLG Southern TeachMeet for Librarians at Southampton Solent University on the afternoon of Thursday 16th July 2015.

  • Special visit to Bletchley Park, including archives

    Friday, 24 July 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


    ARLG Eastern has arranged a visit to Bletchley Park, in Milton Keynes. Bletchley Park was the home of British code-breaking during the Second World War, as seen in The Bletchley Circle and the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game.