ABTAPL meetings

ABTAPL usually meets twice a year. A day meeting including a visit to a library in the specialization is held in the autumn, and there is a residential conference held in the spring. In recent years visits have been made to Cardiff and Liverpool. These occasions are valuable not only for seeing the wide variety of modern library practice in many different institutions, but also for the opportunities of meeting other librarians in the same specializations. Such opportunities are highly regarded by our members, many of whom work in “one-person libraries” and are not otherwise able to widen their professional education.

During the pandemic we also launched our online conversations (‘ABChatL’). These monthly events have proved very popular, and we plan to continue them for the foreseeable future.

2023 ABTAPL autumn meeting

The autumn meeting will take place on Friday 10 November, starting from 1pm, at Lumen Contact ( in Bloomsbury. The meeting will include training, an optional visit, and a free sandwich lunch.

2024 ABTAPL spring conference

The 2024 ABTAPL spring conference will take place in Edinburgh, 21 to 23 March. There is further information on the conference web page.


Recent events

2023 ABTAPL spring conference

The 2023 ABTAPL spring conference took place in Liverpool from Thursday 30 March to Saturday 1 April. The conference page is here.