Many local studies librarians work alone or with fellow professionals such as archivists and would find a welcoming community of specialists in the Local Studies Group.
We offer an annual newsletter, plus news via a blog and twitter and we hold a conference every two years.
An outstanding professional in the field benefits from the McCulla Award annually and we also judge the Alan Ball Award for best local history publication funded by public money.
Many local studies libraries are under threat and the group has a role in advocating for the sector.
We welcome new members who can take the opportunity to keep up to date with developments in the field, network with colleagues and influence the future of the specialism.
Day in the Life of a Local Studies Librarian written by Antony Ramm
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