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Launch your network, your career, your future

Join us at LSE Library on Friday 13th December for a free CPD event to launch EARLL, the new network for early career academic and research librarians in London and the South East.

This is an opportunity to have your voice heard! 

We  would like EARLL to be led by the needs of its members and we invite  you to the launch event where you can play a key role in helping us to  develop the network and create a cross-institutional community of peers  to share our knowledge and collectively develop our skills as librarians  in academic and research institutions.

The launch event will give you the chance to:

  • Meet and network with colleagues working in and around the London area. 

  • Contribute your ideas and experience to shape the development and future direction of EARLL. 

  • Listen to an expert Library professional discuss her research on emerging trends and key skills in academic librarianship.

Am I early career?

Yes!  EARLL is for everybody who considers 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!

What if I’m outside of London/the South East?

We welcome attendees from all over the country who may be interested.

Programme (amended on 4th December 2019)

1:00 – 1:30 Registration and refreshments

1:30 – 1:50 Introduction to EARLL and icebreaker

1:50 – 2:35 Group session – challenges faced by early career librarians

2:35 – 2:55 Break – networking and refreshments

2:55 – 3:40 Roisin Gwyer (CILIP, University of Portsmouth) ‘Identifying and exploring future trends and skills’

3:40 – 4:10 Nancy Graham (LSE Library) “The view from the other side: what recruiting managers are looking for in hiring new library staff”

4:10 – 4:50 Group session - What can EARLL do for you - what do you want to see from your professional network?

4:50 – 5:00 Summary and next steps

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to network at the LSE campus pub. 

There are 40 places available. Registration will close at 12pm on Tuesday 10th December. To register please visit the ticket page:

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EARLL Launch Event: Welcome
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