German Studies Library Group

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German Studies Library Group Activities

Conferences

The German Studies Library Group regularly organises short residential and non-residential conferences. This gives members (and their guests) a valuable opportunity to meet face-to-face, and learn more about current issues affecting professionals and academics. In recent years, some of our conferences have been jointly organised with other language groups, under the umbrella of the West European Studies Library & Information Network (WESLINE). Our conference in 2015 was held at the British Library in London, and in 2013 at Balliol College, Oxford.

Our conference in 2009, under the auspices of WESLINE, was held from 2nd to 5th September at Durham University, and included a visit to Ushaw College and its Library.

In 2011 the group made a special visit to the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek in Halle, with various library visits including the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig, and presentations on current issues such as digitisation activities and webscale discovery.

2007 was another special year, as the GSLG celebrated coming of age with our 21st annual conference at the university of Goettingen. The programme included lectures, presentations, professional networking and several tours of libraries in Erfurt, Gotha, Wolfenbuettel and Goettingen itself.

Training

The GSLG occasionally organises training seminars, tailored to meet the needs of specific groups of librarians working in the field of German studies. Past events have included a general session for non-specialists moving into the area of German studies, and one on relevant electronic sources of information. If you have any suggestions regarding training, please contact us.