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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  • Award Winners 2014

    CILIP’s Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG) is delighted to announce that the following awards were presented at its 2014 conference, “...


  • Visit to Queen Square Library, Archive and Museum

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 2:00pm

    Please note that the visit is free and a maximum of 10 people can attend.

    The Queen Square Library is a joint resource between the UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and is the recognised specialist Library for Neurology within the University of London. 

  • Library Assistants Training Morning

    Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 9:45am

    A training morning for library assistants on Twitter and CILIP Certification at beautiful Winchester College, the fourteenth century independent school for boys in the British public school tradition.

    Finishes at 1pm, or 12.15pm without the Winchester College Archives and Libraries tours.

  • Visit to BBC Archive collections

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 2:00pm
  • Visit to The Royal College of Surgeons of England Library & Archives

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 2:15pm

    The archives of the Royal College of Surgeons of England holds both institutional records and other deposited collections providing a unique resource illustrating the development of surgery and the surgical profession.

    The visit is free, with a maximum of 20 places.