IAML (UK & Irl) Branch News & Announcements

7 September 2023 The call for papers and posters has been issued for the 2024 IAML International Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

4 September 2023 A call for papers has been issued for the next Annual Study weekend to take place in Leeds 5-7 April 2024. The theme is Diversity in Music but other topics are welcome. Proposals should be sent to Lee Noon and Catherine Small by Friday 29 September.

2 August 2023 Excellence Awards were presented during a session of the IAML international Congress in Cambridge,

The recipient of the personal award was Nia Daniel from the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.

Four institutional awards were made from six applications received:
– The Barbican Music Library, London.
– The Royal Northern College of Music Library, Manchester.
– The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, London.
– The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London.

4 July 2023 International IAML has published a Letter of concern to IFLA on the World Library and Information Congress in 2024 concerning IFLA’s proposal to stage that Congress in Dubai, which contradicts both IFLA’s own principles and IAML’s convictions on diversity, equality and freedom of expression.

3 July 2023 The Branch Twitter (subsequently renamed X) feed on this website has ceased to function following Elon Musk’s latest bizarre decision to restrict viewing of posts only to logged in users. The entire block will be removed in due course. To access ‘tweets’ it is necessary now to login directly to X on an individual basis.

17 May 2023 The Executive Committee held its annual in-person meeting at the British Library. Next meeting (remote) will be 25/10/2023.

26 April 2023 The Branch AGM was held online via Zoom.