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Welcome to CLAUD

Promoting accessible and inclusive libraries

Welcome to the CLAUD website.

CLAUD is a consortium of higher education libraries based in South and South-West England.  We are dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusion in libraries.  

We bring together like-minded librarians to share ideas, tips, thinking, and best practice online and in person at our regular study days.  We curate a hub of online resources supporting our members professional development and research.  We also offer student bursaries and research funding to encourage and support ongoing interest and investigation into accessibility and inclusion in libraries.

Student bursaries

Student carrying out research in a library cafe.  Student bursaries are available to any student studying accessibility and inclusion in libraries.Are you a student on a CILIP accredited degree course?  If so, you could apply for one of our student bursaries!  CLAUD is willing to give you up to £500 to fund any dissertation looking into accessibility and inclusion in libraries.

If we fund your project, not only will you get money to fund travel and research expenses but but you will get to present your findings to potential future employers!  

Find out more and apply. 

Latest news

Students resting head on desk behind an intimidatingly large pile of textbooksSpring study day postponed

Following the outbreak of coronavirus we have decided to postpone the Spring study day originally planned for 8 April until later in the year.  We are sorry if this has disappointed or inconvenienced anyone.

We remain committed to providing two more study days this calendar year.  We plan for these to take place in the Summer and Autumn.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.