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

Latest issue of ALISS quarterly oral history  articles, inclusivity articles published!

22nd November – ALISS Disability history month online showcase – slides being added!

Disability month padlet – see our selected disability history resources

Libraries and information services promoting Environmental sustainability– a showcase of good practice and ideas.  14th July slides now being added!
In a world with increasing concern about climate change what can we do to help and encourage our colleagues and users to assist too. Hear some stories from colleagues which may inspire you too.


Recent issues of our disability bibliography online

Rosamund Lily West image of article in Aliss quarterly

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

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