What is ALISS?

ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) is a not-for- profit unincorporated professional society. It is an independent group which was formed in April 2005 by the former committee of ASSIGN (Aslib Social Science Information Group and Network).

Membership is open to:

  • Libraries/ information units in all sectors (government, commercial, voluntary sector, academic sector) associated with the social sciences.
  • Information workers/ librarians at all stages of their careers.

Recent Activities

Most recent issue with articles on broadening access online now published.

Rosamund Lily West image of article in Aliss quarterly
@Rosamund_Lil

You can view slides from our previous events online

Marilyn Clarke, Goldsmiths University, talking about "Liberate our Library" ALISS AGM 2019
Marilyn Clarke, Goldsmiths University, talking about “Liberate our Library” ALISS AGM 2019

Forthcoming events

New Christmas event on zoom

Transitioning to new ways of working  supporting ourselves and our users-   the ALISS Christmas  hot chocolate and experience sharing event!

8th December 2-4pm

Like all infomation professional ALISS members have faced the challenges of remote and hybrid working over the last few months and are now considering possible new futures both for  supporting  service users and colleagues . At this point we felt we wanted to organise a discussion of issues we have faced, lessons learned and ways forward for practitioners. The afternoon  will cover several general themes  in an informal supportive atmosphere. Each will have a  facilitator presenting insight from their institution offering  practical cheap  tips and encouraging discussion from delegates.

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