The Independent Libraries Association’s 28th Annual Conference

>The Independent Libraries Association’s 28th Annual Conference

Friday 2nd June 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017

Venue: Chawton House Library

BRICKS, SHELVES, BOOKS AND PEOPLE: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE AS AN INDEPENDENT LIBRARY

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARK PURCELL, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

We are delighted to announce the 28th Annual Conference, held at one of our newest member libraries, Chawton House Library in Alton, Hampshire. This is the second to be held in the new conference format, after the successful launch in 2016 at Bromley House Library, Nottingham. We have more than doubled the number of speakers and we look forward to welcoming delegates from across the UK and the world.

The programme allows delegates to hear from some of the world’s most unique library and archive collections, while also allowing delegates the chance to explore one of the UK’s finest independent libraries, Chawton House Library. All are welcome – librarians, archivists, researchers, academics, as well as the general public who might like to learn more about one of the UK’s key cultural industries. The ILA conference is a weekend of learning, networking, discussion and #librarychat. The ILA’s AGM is held during the weekend, so all member libraries and independent members will have a chance to have their say. Please use the links below to explore our programme, and direct any enquiries to independent.libraries@gmail.com.

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Please use the links below to explore the 2017 programme, as well as abstracts and biographies of contributors:

Full Programme Here.

Speaker information and paper abstracts.

Tickets:

Conference Fee: £75. This includes conference fee, wine reception, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

Day Rate: £45. This is for Saturday ONLY and includes lunch as well as morning and afternoon refreshments on that day.

To book, call us on 01420 541010 or book online here (subject to Eventbrite booking fee).

Registration form to print out and send here. 

Please inform us of any dietary requirements.

Payment deadline: Monday 17th April.


Getting here: 

The nearest train station is Alton but it is still a 40 minute walk to Chawton House Library.

Click here for all travel options.

Accommodation:

Click here for accommodation information.

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