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.
Fenwomen : a portrait of women in an English village / Mary Chamberlain ; photographs by Justin Partyka.
Mary Chamberlain, 1947-
Oxford : Oxford, 2000.
Major national oral history projects and surveys
large collections of oral history recordings that offer details about British life, work and families in the 20th century. ..
The Hall-Carpenter Oral History archive is a major collection of interviews relating to gay and lesbian experience in Britain. The original oral history project was established in 1985 as part of the Hall Carpenter Archives, which had been set up in 1982. After the closure of the Hall Carpenter Archive the written papers were given to the London School of Economics and the oral history collection, including correspondence and some transcripts, was donated to the National Sound Archive in 1989.
Before Stonewall: a lesbian, gay and transgender oral history is a collection of VHS copies of interviews with members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered communities recalling their experiences from the years before 1969 and the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement. The Rainbow Television
Latest ALISS Disability Champions meeting notes from June Meeting- via slideshare
they include: Lilian Soon using User research with Disabled Students at the University of York. Lilian gave an excellent summary on the work of the group
This can be viewed online
Recent issues of our disability Bibliography issue online
A New year : a new positive start
we spend hours supporting student s but we should not forget staff self care and well being which is vital to foster creativity good working environments and peace of mind
the next ALISS http://www.alissnet.com event will showcase practical programmes ideas from our members on how they are striving to support and improve staff wellbeing in the workplace
In person, hybrid or remotely
Presentations will include
- London South Bank University- feedback from staff surveys during the pandemic, their current offering and ways they are considering bring staff back together
- British Library- current staff wellbeing initiatives , results from staff survey and future directions
- Royal College of Nursing- book groups and other online activities designed to support staff, members and readers
Meeting via MS Teams
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