Publicity and social media officer

Job Description

Purpose of role: Officer responsible for publicity and social media matters for the ARLG Southern Region Committee. The role holder may be a member of CILIP but this is not essential for this position.

The Committee for the ARLG Southern Region would like to appoint someone to help promote our work and events, primarily using Twitter (@ARLGSouthern), mailing lists and the CILIP website - support and training will be given in using these and so we welcome applicants looking to develop their skills in this area.

Our remit is to:

  • ●Organise an annual event aimed specifically at Library Assistants (very popular in the past as it fills a niche training gap).
  • ●Host guest speakers (recent events have included Andy Priestner and Andrew Walsh).
  • ●Deliver themed events. Previous topics have included social media and information literacy.(These often draw on the expertise of our colleagues in the region allowing them presentation opportunities and us to tailor the events to our own local needs.)

We are a friendly group who meet online or across the region depending on the membership. We currently have representation from Southampton and Winchester and welcome members living / working in any part of the Southern region (Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex). Reasonable travel expenses to attend meetings or lead events will be reimbursed.

Please email Mike Jones (ARLG Southern Chair) via to find out about the role and express an interest in the position.