Information Services Group

The Information Services Group supports Members' interests in the provision of information services by promoting activities that improve the effectiveness of information provision to all sectors of society. Besides the website and the Journal Refer, we now have a Referplus webpage, with expanded articles, links, and a growing set of recommended Reference websites. The Electronic editions of each Refer journal are available to members, through their own section - see under Refer journal & archive.

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  • Tour of Hertfordshire Central Library and Information Service

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 2:30pm

    Hertfordshire County Libraries maintain an active information service with an extensive file of hardcopy official publications, a rarity these days, plus a business information service that offers access to British Standards online: one of the very few library services still able to do so.  Our visit should include a building tour, a presentation on the Hertfordshire enquiry service, talks on the business and government information collections and a visit to the local history room, which features the development of the garden city movement. 

  • Visit to the Royal United Services Institute Library

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this unique repository of books on military history housed in a breath-taking Victorian library. This visit is organised jointly on behalf of CILIP Information Services Group (London and South East Section) and CILIP Local Studies Group South.

  • Visit to the Architectural Association Library and Archives

    Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 10:30am

    Another long-established collection.  Founded over 150 years ago, the Library now holds more than 45,000 volumes and 150 journal titles on all aspects of architecture, along with an extensive range on online databases and online resources.   We have also been promised tea and biscuits!  Numbers are limited to ten only, so book early to guarantee a place.