Friday, 27 June 2014

Things to look out for in Manchester!

Only 19 days to the ARLIS UK & Ireland Conference in Manchester and here are some interesting facts and things to do around Manchester should you arrive early:

A short walking tour of Manchester which takes in some points of interest on the University of Manchester campus where the Conference will be held as well as the MMU campus and Oxford Road. You can find a google map with all the details here:

The Bee has been a symbol of Manchester since the Industrial Revolution. If you’d like to learn more about The Manchester Bee, please visit:

There are 47 mosaics of the Space Invader image across Manchester. If you’d like to track them down here’s the invasion map:

Looking forward to seeing you all soon in sunny Manchester ;-) 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Poster Session Deadline extended until 24 June

Have you got a project you’d like to tell everyone about at the ARLIS Conference?

How about designing a poster to present at the Poster Session we’d like to run this year? It provides the opportunity to showcase the skills, experience and expertise of ARLIS members and for everyone to discuss new ideas.

When’s it running?

Thursday 17 July from 12:30 until 14:30.

Posters will be available to view during the lunch break and presenters should be on hand for most of the session to answer questions.

If you are interested please contact Gill Evans at ( at Coventry University for more information before Wednesday June 24.

Please note that posters can only be displayed by Conference delegates.

Poster Session Guidelines

The Conference Working Party wishes to give registered delegates an opportunity to participate more fully in the Conference by offering the chance to present a poster on their chosen topic. It is hoped the poster session will act as a showcase for the professional interests, skills and expertise of ARLIS members and provide the opportunity for everyone to discuss the ideas and experience on display.

• The session will run on Thurs 17 July 12:30 until 14:30 in the Barnes Wallis Room.
• Posters should relate to projects, research or activities that you are involved in, either individually or as part of a group, which will be of interest to ARLIS members
• A display board measuring 2.1m high x 1.2m wide will be provided (takes up to A0
poster size and requires Velcro stickers for display)
• Posters need to be colourful and eye-catching. They should be clearly readable from a distance of two metres
• Posters should not be downloaded web pages or PowerPoint presentations
• Posters can be accompanied by explanatory handouts, but we cannot accommodate any further free-standing displays beside your display board
• Contributors should be on hand to answer questions throughout the session

Those intending to attend the Conference and wishing to present a poster are invited to submit the application form together with a brief description of not more than 200 words.

Applications must be received by 24 June 2014 and the Conference Working Party will make its decision known by 1 July 2014.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Please use online form to register

Hello everyone,
We would like to request if possible that you use the online form, rather than the printed one on the ARLIS website.  There are some technical difficulties with the ARLIS website and the print form is an older version that doesn't include dietary preferences.

Also, if you need to book an extra night before the conference or after (Tuesday or Friday) can you please indicate this in the box where visits and workshops are indicated.

Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you next month in Manchester.