We are EARLL (Early career Academic and Research Librarians in London), a professional network for new and early career librarians in academic and research institutions based in and around London and the south east of England. EARLL are supported by UKSG and are the recipients of the UKSG Innovation Award 2019.

We want to help you to:

  • find useful information to help you further your career.

  • meet your peers to share knowledge and discuss career pathways.

  • attend training and CPD-focused events that address your needs as a new professional.

We are open to all members who consider themselves “early career” regardless of how long you’ve been working in libraries or whether you have a professional qualification. Maybe you’ve been in librarianship for a while but would like to explore other avenues of the profession and meet new people, if so then EARLL is for you too!

If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch: ukearll@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @earllUK.

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We are looking for new committee members to help us run the network. This an exciting opportunity to get involved with EARLL, to help shape the future of the network and gain valuable experience that would look great on your CV!

If you consider yourself an early career professional in academic and research libraries or a library/information student and are interested in any of the below roles, we want to hear from you!

We are based in London and the South East. We are open to applicants from further afield, but events will be held in/around London.

Time commitment:

· Approx. 1-2 hours per week

· Quarterly Committee meetings

· Help running events (approx. 3 per year)

These are the roles currently available:

1 x Events Coordinator

Work with EARLL co-chairs to put together a range of events. We are aiming to arrange 3 events a year focusing on key topics affecting academic libraries and career development. There are also opportunities to work on events with other networks and to plan social events.

1 x Website Manager

The website manager will be responsible for keeping our website updated with information on events and network activity, as well as uploading blogs and developing website content. Experience using Wix would be beneficial but not essential.

2 x Social Media Managers

As one of the Social Media Managers you will be responsible for developing our social media presence. This will involve tweeting for EARLL 2-3 days a week, (aiming to tweet 2 – 3 times a day) focusing on promoting events and creating original content to engage members. Potential to expand EARLL’s presence to other social media platforms.

2 x Communications Managers

This role will involve creating a monthly EARLL newsletter based on content from events promoted on Twitter and other areas of interest from around the sector as well as responsibility for communications regarding EARLL events. The newsletter will be produced using MailChimp (no experience necessary). The communication managers will also be responsible for sourcing new blog posts for our website.

For an informal chat, contact us at ukearll@gmail.com or message us on Twitter.

To apply please email ukearll@gmail.com telling us a bit about yourself and any previous experience relevant to the role. Please send applications by 8th August 2021.