Association of Law Librarians in Central England (ALLICE)
BIALL Irish Group
BIALL Academic Law Librarian Special Interest Group (BI-ALLSIG)
Business and Legal Information Network (BLINE)
Bristol Law Librarians Group (BRILL)
City Legal information Group (CLIG)
East Midlands Legal Information Professionals (EMLIP)
Freelancers and Solos
Liverpool Legal Information Group (LLIG)
Manchester Legal Information Group (MLIG)
One Man Band / Small Teams Group (OMB/Small Teams)
Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG)
US Law Firms Librarians Network
ALLICE has approximately 45 members from a range of organisations including law firms, barristers' chambers, government organisations and the academic sector. We hold quarterly lunchtime meetings, generally held in Birmingham city centre, for networking, discussion of relevant topics, or with guest speakers or publishers' representatives. We also organise social events and run occasional training sessions, the most recent being on European Information sources and Company Information sources. We now have a blog which you can visit here: http://allicelawlib.blogspot.com/
Alison Rae (Chair)
Philip Uttley (Secretary) Tel: 0121 2223487, Fax: 0870 443 4103
Caroline Covington (Treasurer)
The BIALL Irish Group currently has over 70 members from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Members are information professionals from a range of organisations, including law firms, government organisations and academic libraries. We meet at least three times a year to discuss topical issues and to exchange information and ideas. We publish a Union List of Periodicals and also a Union List of Law Reports. The Group also runs occasional training courses.
For more details contact Renate NíUighín
At the BIALL Conference in June 2008 there was a particularly successful session conducted by Peter Clinch involving issues relating to standards for academic law libraries. In order to carry on the discussions about this, and other issues which are specific to those of us in the academic arena, we put forward a suggestion at BIALL Council that we set up a mailing list for the academic group. This suggestion was accepted and the list has now been created. In part this list is to provide a sounding board for those colleagues who are sometimes the only law librarian in their institution, to allow them to ask questions and raise issues which are not of much interest to other sectors. It is not our aim for this to be an exclusive group which does not relate to the BIALL list. Whenever we have any issues of wider interest we will still turn to the BIALL list as our starting point. The name of this new list is BI-ALLSIG (British and Irish Academic Law Librarian Special Interest Group) and if you are a librarian who is involved in the academic sector, you are invited to join. To join the list, please send the following command in the body of the email to: email@example.com
subscribe BI-ALLSIG FIRSTNAME LASTNAME OR Go to the homepage of BI-ALLSIG (http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/BI-ALLSIG)Enter 'Join or leave list (or change settings)' and enter your details to join,or press the delete button.
Contact: Ruth Bird
Co-owner of the list: is Angela Donaldson, at Nottingham Trent University, and we look forward to welcoming you to the list.
BLINE is based in the North-East of England and meets four times a year. The membership includes information professionals from the legal, academic and commercial sectors. Membership of the group is free. There are approximately 20 members. The group provides a forum for debate on topical issues affecting information professionals. Meetings often include guest speakers and presentations from major publishers and suppliers.
Contact: Malcolm Large
BRILL is a non-constituted group that was formed in 1990. It has approximately 30 member organisations from Bristol, the South West and South Wales. Membership includes information professionals from the legal, academic and commercial sectors. BRILL meets twice a year in Bristol for the exchange of information and ideas. Members of BRILL also conduct benchmarking exercises on topics such as electronic products and salaries.
Our List of Members is maintained by Gillian Watt - please let her know of any changes.
If you are planning to relocate to the South West, please feel free to get in touch with Gillian Watt. She is happy to forward CVs to members of the Group, in case they have plans to recruit.
Contact: Gillian Watt
The 300 strong membership is drawn mainly from the London area. We offer members a variety of events, ranging from seminars on particular topics, to more social events, such as breakfasts, where members can network. Membership fees are £18 per annum.
Rochelle Joliffe - Chair
Daniel Paul - CLIG Membership Secretary
The East Midlands Legal Information Professionals (EMLIP) The East Midlands Legal Information Professionals group meets 4 times a year in different locations in the East Midlands. Members of the group are drawn from all sectors, including law firms, academic institutions and private sector organisations. EMLIP meetings are held at a variety of venues across the East Midlands. During our meetings we discuss topics of interest, share experiences, offer support and view demonstrations of new products, and are currently investigating some purely social events. The meetings are chaired on a rota basis, by the host member. We welcome any new members from the East Midlands area. For more information regarding the group, or if you would like to attend a future meeting, please contact the Chair, Tonia Sexton.
The Freelancers and Solos Group exists to promote the interests of freelance and employed solo librarians and information workers. We hold bi-monthly evenings in Central London which give us a chance to network informally. All freelancers and solos working in the legal and related fields are welcome.
Contact: Claire Manning
- Tuesday 4th February (meal: venue tbc)
- Wednesday 19th March
- Thursday 22nd May
- Tuesday 22 July
- Wednesday 24 September
- Thursday 20 November
The Liverpool Legal Information Group (LLIG) holds lunchtime meetings three times a year in Liverpool City Centre. Members of the group are drawn from all sectors, including law firms, academic institutions, government organisations, barristers chambers, private sector organisations and freelancers from all over Merseyside. Our meetings are used to discuss areas of mutual interest, to investigate new electronic products and services and to offer support to our members. We welcome any new members from the Merseyside area. For more information about joining the group please contact Lisa Hawksworth (tel: 0151 794 2683)
The Manchester Legal Information Group (MLIG) meets four times a year in Manchester City Centre. Members of the group include law firms, academic, public and other legal libraries from the Manchester region. We currently have over 50 members. MLIG meetings are held at various locations in the City Centre of Manchester. During our meetings we discuss topics of interest, offer support and view demonstrations of new electronic products. We welcome any new members from the Greater Manchester area.
Contact: Maxine Richards
BIALL’S diverse membership includes professionals who are running information services single-handed or with minimal assistance. BIALL Solos was formed to ensure that there is a network for those members who face the unique issues that arise and provides a forum for sharing experiences and seeking advice from peers. The group holds discussions via the mailing list and LinkedIn and can read about new developments on the blog.
Regular audio seminars are organised by the steering group, allowing members to continue with their professional development from anywhere in the world, without having to leave their desk. We aim to use the latest technology to keep expense to a minimum.
Contact: Jas Breslin
The Scottish Law Librarians Group represents those individuals and organisations working in Scotland with an interest in Legal Information provision and includes members from professional bodies, government, publishers, law firms and academic institutions.The Group formally meets three times a year. There are over ninety members, and past activities have included visits, talks, training courses and networking events. Membership costs £10 per year.
Publications: Union list of serials and Newsletter
Contact: Emma McLarty
The US Law Firms Librarians Network is an informal group, set up in December 2001, to provide additional support to those information professionals working in US law firms,or working with US legal information. Professionals based in US law firms may have special concerns that affect them e.g. issues related to contracts negotiated Stateside; working across time zones; working in small teams or in one-man-bands; or specific US legal information databases. The network meets on an ad-hoc basis, with meetings arranged by members on a voluntary basis, and often feature product demonstrations. The group is not exclusive to US law firms - if you would like more information please contact Jas Breslin.
Contact: Jas Breslin