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Welcome to NGLIS

2011 ConferenceWho are we?

The Network of Government Library and Information Specialists (formerly The Circle Of State Librarians):

provides a golden opportunity to network, socialise and keep in contact with Government information specialists

is a semi-formal organisation run by and for librarians and other information workers from government departments, agencies and other organisations

is non profit making, funded by membership fees and income from courses, conferences and other events

is not affiliated to or funded by any particular government department or other organisation

is managed by members of the Committee, with assistance from other members and colleagues

any body working within Government Information or anyone interested in Government Information. All members are welcome to join the committee or otherwise help out with Network activities

What do we do?

We run courses on subjects and skills of particular interest to our members, at very low rates and tailored to the needs of information specialists.

We hold events in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield through Network in the North, an NGLIS sub-group, which runs seminars two or three times a year on a variety of topics. Previous topics for Network in the North have included benchmarking your service and a case study on the use of social media.

We offer a chance to visit other libraries to find out about the incredible range of resources and services on offer in other organisations.

We organise an annual conference on a 'hot topic', providing an opportunity to learn more about broader issues, hear top speakers, give your opinion, have a good lunch and catch up with old friends.

Don't miss our Summer Social, held in the most architecturally inspiring or otherwise interesting venue we can get, a chance to have a few drinks,network, gossip, and admire each others' libraries. Previous venues include the Terrace at the House of Commons, Somerset House and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.