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The Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG) aims to reward and promote excellence in professional practice.  ARLG awards and bursaries will be announced here, in our newsletters to members and on social media.


Current Bursary Opportunities

ARLG Bursary CILIP Conference 2018 – 4-5 July, Brighton

The CILIP Conference is returning to Brighton this July with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, thought provoking seminars and essential workshops. Meet like-minded colleagues and make new connections for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals.

ARLG are delighted to be able to offer a bursary place.  If you haven't attended the CILIP conference before, this is a great opportunity to listen to the excellent key note speakers and to network.  

How to Apply

To apply, please email by end of day Thursday 19th April 2018 telling us who you are, where you work and how this conference will benefit you as an ARLG member. 

We will confirm who the bursary will be awarded to by end of day Friday 20th April 2018.  Travel expenses are not included with the bursary place but accommodation is included.  This bursary place includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions.  We would expect the bursary winner to proactively promote both the conference and ARLG prior to and during the conference using social media, blogging etc. 

To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf18 and #CILIPConf18 and visit the website

You can also register for the conference. Don’t worry - if you receive a bursary place, CILIP will refund you.  You can still book delegate places at the Early Bird discount until 27th April 2018.

 If you have any questions please email

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