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

Researching Women’s history showcase – view the slides as we add them!

Aliss wellbeing event A  New year : a new positive start
we spend  hours supporting students  but we should not forget staff self care and well being which is vital to foster creativity good working environments and peace of mind. In January we held an online event.
See the slides -See the padlet of shared experiences on challenges, tips and suggested tools

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

Latest ALISS Disability Champions meeting notes  from December 2021

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

Keep checking this page!

Find out about membership on our website which is open to individuals, students and organisations at all stages of their careers

Attendance at this event is free. Just contact to register

Heather Dawson
ALISS Secretary


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