Thu, 12/12/2013 - 5:30pm
ARLG Eastern is pleased to invite you to an informal Christmas social at the Maypole pub, Cambridge, from 5.30pm on Thursday 12th December.
Everyone interested in library and information work is welcome to attend, and neither CILIP nor ARLG membership is required.
There's no need to book in advance: just come along for some networking and festive cheer.
Location: East of England
Tue, 14/01/2014 - 10:30am
CILIP Academic and Research Libraries Group (London and South East Section) have arranged the following visit:
Visit to the Architectural Association Library
Founded in 1862, the Library holds more than 45,000 volumes on the history of architecture, architectural theory, contemporary architectural design, building types, interior design, landscape design and supplementary subjects. In addition to the most up-to-date publications, it houses rare and early works, plus special collections of material on the Modern Movement, international exhibitions and the history of architectural education at the AA. The Library’s online resources and databases are extensive; its e-journals and e-book collections also continue to expand. The Library receives print editions of around 150 architectural, art and technical journals, and holds a substantial number of important historical journals, including Wendingen and L’Architecture Vivante.
This visit will include a tour of the library and archives, and refreshments will be provided for attendees.
Please note only a maximum number of 12 people can attend this visit.
Upon arrival, attendees should meet in the reception on the ground floor just before 10.30, and the Librarian will then take attendees up to the Library.
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 3:00pm
The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829. As it moves into its third century the Society continues to play a central role in the documentation of the world’s flora and fauna – as Linnaeus himself did – recognising the continuing importance of such work to biodiversity conservation.
Members are drawn from all walks of life, and represent the full range of professional scientists and amateurs alike with an interest in natural history. The Fellowship is international and includes world leaders in each branch of biology who use the Society's premises and publications to communicate new advances in their fields.
From its beginnings in 1788, the Society set out to make books and other sources & resources on natural history available to its users. We are very privileged to have an in-house Conservation department to help us preserve our outstanding collections.
We invite you to be part of this tradition by appreciating the beauty as well as the scientific and historical importance of our collections. Donations to help us preserve our unique collections are always welcome!
The visit tour will cover the history of the Society with particular emphasis on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, as well as the Collections and legacy of Carl Linnaeus. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, though times may vary.
The Meeting Room: A warm welcome to the Linnean Society awaits you! Admire the President's crocodile-skin chair, see the portraits of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, and hear more about the Linnean Society's past, present and future.
The Linnaean Collections: Journey underground to a bomb-proof strongroom to discover spectacular butterflies, beetles and books. Learn more about Carl Linnaeus, one of the founding fathers of modern biology, his works and his role in the History of Science.
The Library: The grand Reading Room of the Library has classical pillars soaring to the beautiful glass roof and two galleries running along the sides - it never fails to impress visitors and researchers alike. It is a working research library with outstanding historical and current holdings of books, manuscripts and artwork. A library display will give you a glimpse of some of our treasures.
Please note that the visit is free and a maximum of 30 people can attend this visit, so it will be a case of first come, first served.
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 10:00am
DARTS 4 will be held at Dartington Hall near Totnes on 5-6th June 2014. This will be the fourth in ARLG-SW's successful series of research support conferences. Save the date! More details coming soon.
Location: South western
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 11:00am
CALL FOR PAPERS and NOTES FOR WORKSHOP PRESENTERS
Academic and Research Libraries Group Study Conference, 23rd – 25th June 2014, University of Sussex
- Call for papers opens Monday 7th October 2013
- Call for papers closes Friday 6th December 2013
- Notification of acceptance – by Friday 20th December 2013
Location: South East