Thriving in your career - 10 June 2022 - travel and accommodation bursaries - Thu, 28 Apr 2022

Sponsored by SCONUL, ALN and RLUK


Academic Libraries North is hosting Thriving in your career on Friday 10 June, 09:30 – 16:00hrs. This free event is a rare opportunity for BAME colleagues and students to come together face-to-face in a collaborative and supportive environment. Taking the mantle from the successful Talent Untapped: BAME Academic Librarians' Knowledge X that took place at UEL in 2019, this will be an opportunity for people who identify as belonging to an ethnic minority background to come together to share experiences, be inspired and create a sense of community. The event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School, Manchester M15 6BH. 


Further information is set out below and the link to register is here:

Sponsored places

SCONUL, ALN and RLUK are pleased to be able to offer bursaries to attend this conference.  If you would like to attend but travel and accommodation costs would be a barrier to doing so, please do apply.


To apply for one of the sponsored places, please email, using the email subject ‘ALN sponsored places’ by Friday 13 May 2022 and include the following information:

  • Your name, job title and name of institution if you belong to one
  • Maximum 250 words on why you feel attending the event will be beneficial to you
  • Your thoughts on how you might share your experiences before, during and after the event.

The recipients of the sponsored places will be asked to produce a personal response to the event. This could be by contributing to social media during the day, producing a blog/vlog post summarising the day or another creative way of showcasing their experiences.


The programme for the day will include:

  • keynotes from two inspiring women: Sanchia Alasia, Acting Group Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at London South Bank University and Marilyn Clarke, Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University of London
  • workshops on creating support networks and action learning sets and providing practical support for job applications, led by Jen Bayjoo, Academic Support Manager (Research), University of Salford, Josh Sendall, Associate Director for Research,  University of Nottingham and Shirley Yearwood-Jackman, Liaison Librarian: Life Sciences, Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • a panel Q&A featuring all our contributors, members of the organising committee and invited guests

The event is open to anyone who identifies as coming from an ethnic minority background, and we welcome colleagues and students from across library and information sectors, as well as library and information students. We encourage staff at all grades to attend.