Procurement Community of Practice

The CoP has now been created and has a Terms of Reference outlining its remit and key objectives.

It is chaired by James Stephens (University of Cumbria) and co-chaired by Rachel Schulkins (University of Liverpool).

More information on the CoP, including meeting notes etc, will be made available soon.

ALN + NEYAL Consultation

Academic Libraries North (ALN) and NEYAL are currently reviewing their procurement work and are looking for consultant assistance on the project. 

Whilst each group has some clearly distinct purposes and activities, there is also some overlap and duplication, which in recent years has been growing.  The two groups have agreed to examine and resolve these. 

The purpose of the project is to engage with the ALN and NEYAL membership to produce options for the future configuration and organisation of the groups' work and outputs in library purchasing and procurement.  The deadline for responses is Friday 17th June 2022, 5pm.  

Proposals should be emailed to  If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Rosie Jones (Chair of ALN) and Nick Woolley (Chair of NEYAL) via