IAML (UK & Irl)

The UK & Ireland Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
Promoting music libraries and information throughout the UK & Ireland. Serving the profession since 1953

The IAML (UK & Ireland) Branch represents members working with music and music information provision in libraries and other institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. To find out more view the About us page.

Join us to enjoy members’ rates for study weekends and courses as well as gaining access to publications and other resources.

The Branch is a member of the Heritage Collections Advisory Group and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CILIP that establishes a framework for cooperation to achieve their respective and common goals.

The Branch awards two annual prizes: the C.B. Oldman Award, and the E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize. In addition biennial awards are made in recognition of service excellence by libraries and individuals. Bursaries are made available for attendance at Annual Study Weekends as well as the annual IAML international Congress.

From time to time we have vacancies for Branch officers. These are opportunities to get involved in the work of the Branch. It is always worth having a look at the News page to see if anything has come up.

Latest Events

IAML International Congress 2024 Stellenbosch, South Africa

The next IAML International Congress will take place in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 23 to 28 June 2024. A call for papers will be issued in Autumn 2023 and further information can be found on the Congress website as it becomes available. The call for papers and posters is now open until midnight UTC 1…

IAML Congress 2023 Cambridge

Sunday 30th July to Friday 4th August. The Cambridge Congress website is open for booking. The IAML International Congress is hosted in Cambridge this year by the UK and Ireland Branch. We look forward to seeing you there. Early bird booking fees ended 6 June but you can still book at full fee. Last date…