In the menu on the right, you will find information on all the Groups (Special Interest Groups and Communities of Practice) which operate within Academic Libraries North.   

These groups look to bring together like-minded colleagues to provide expert advice, support strategic directions and enable professional development.  Academic Libraries North supports these exceptional connections and the opportunities they present, and will look to build on them with the potential for some new groups in the future to meet the changing needs of its members.

Our Chairs also get great experiences chairing these groups, describing it as "...a really positive experience" and generally saying that, though they might have been nervous about the time commitment of taking on such a role, they find it isn't too time consuming once they start and the benefits "far outweigh any time pressures that may arise". For a flavour of what it means to Chair or Co-Chair a group, please take a look at our case studies.

Useful Documents

If you have any ideas for potential new groups, please get in touch with the Development Managers.