Professional Organisations

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There are various professional organisations within the legal library world that offer a fantastic network to engage with fellow professional as well as a variety of professional development opportunities via events, social gatherings, conferences and more.

The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL)

Links: Website / Twitter

BIALL is leading professional body in the UK and Ireland for information professionals working within legal information. Set up in 1969 BIALL is a voluntary organisation, with no salaried staff, run by the members for the members. BIALL’s ongoing role is to support those within the sector and to help demonstrate the important and vital role information professionals still have within all sections of legal information.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Links: Website / Twitter / LinkedIn

CILIP is based in Bloomsbury, London and is the UK's chartered body supporting and advocating for information professionals and librarians. Membership is available for anyone working in libraries, information, or knowledge management, data science, and analytics, or a related professional role.

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Links: Website / Twitter

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit, international professional association for library and information professionals working in business, government, law, finance, non-profit, and academic organizations and other specialised institutions. You can follow SLA on Twitter.

SLA Europe

Links: Website / Twitter

SLA Europe is the European division of SLA, which is headquartered in the United States. Regional members benefit from a network of information professionals across Europe, hosting events across various special sectors, organisations, and information roles.