Academic Libraries North Conference 2023

Revolutionary thoughts: constructively disrupting the status quo in libraries for the new normal


Online on 21st June (Teams) and in-person on 22nd June 2023 (St. George’s Centre, Leeds) 

Sponsored Places

ALN is offering five sponsored places to this year’s conference.  We would like to invite underrepresented population groups in the library community, and those who may otherwise have experienced barriers to attending, to apply for a sponsored place. These may include (but are not limited to) those who identify as BAME, LGBTQIA+, those with disabilities, those who are neurodivergent, students studying an information management/librarianship qualification or newly qualified professionals.  

Sponsored places are available for both presenters and delegates and will cover attendance at both days and up to £75 contribution towards reasonable travel costs to Leeds. Additional support may be available if required - please contact us to discuss.  You can find out more and apply here. Please note that applications close on 21st April 2023.


Ticket Prices

Our prices are expected to be in the region of £35 (£52 non-members of ALN) for the online day only, £95 (£145 non-members of ALN) for both the online and in-person days (presenters will get roughly a 50% discount), which will be confirmed shortly.  Tickets will be released as soon as possible, but only once we've reviewed proposals and confirmed presenters as we offer significant discounts to anyone presenting.


Call for Papers now closed!

Our call for papers closed on 24 March 2023. The conference planning team is in the process of carrying out a full, thorough and independent review of the submissions. If you submitted a paper, we will be in touch soon.


About the "in-person" venue

The in-person day will be in Central Leeds at St. George's Centre, a short walk from the train station, behind Leeds General Infirmary. Anyone based in and around Leeds is likely to have heard of St George's, who provide support, food, emergency accommodation, training, and more to struggling people in the area. Catering will be provided by Nurture Catering at St George's Crypt. Using this venue helps support the communities in which we are based.