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Acronym Definition Link/Note
AACR Anglo American Cataloguing Rules www.aacr2.org 
#aberils Aberystwyth (University) Information and Library Studies https://twitter.com/search?q=%23aberils&src=hash
ACLIP Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Post-nomials associated with CILIP certification
ALA American Libraries Association www.ala.org
ALISS Association of Libraries and Information Professionals in Social Sciences www.alissnet.org.uk
ALISS (2) A Local information System for Scotland www.aliss.org
ALPSP Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers www.alpsp.org
ARLG Academic and Research Libraries Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/academic-and-research-libraries-group
ARLIS Art Libraries Society www.arlis.net
ASIS&T American Society for Information Science & Technology www.asis.org
ASLIB Association of Special Libraries & Information Bureau www.aslib.com
BIALL British and Irish Association of Law Librarians www.biall.org.uk
BOPCAS British Official Publications Current Awareness Service www.southampton.ac.uk/library/about/projects/bopcas.html
CDEG Community Diversity and Equality Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/community-diversity-and-equality-group
CIG Cataloguing and Indexing Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/cataloguing-and-indexing-group
CILIP Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals www.cilip.org.uk
CILIPS Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland www.cilips.org.uk
#citylis City (University) Library and Information Science https://twitter.com/hashtag/citylis?src=hash
CLIG City Legal Information Group www.clig.org
CLIK Campaigning for Libraries in Kent clikent.wordpress.com
CLSIG Commercial, legal and Scientific Information Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/commercial-legal-and-scientific-information-group
DH Digital Humanities A field of study concerned with the interaction between computing and the humanities. Can also be a standalone degree subject typically linked with LIS degrees.
EAHIL European Association for Health Information and Libraries http://eahil.eu/
GIG Government Information Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/government-information-group
HGIOPLS How Good is our Public Library Service (Scotland) http://scottishlibraries.org/standards/hgiopls/
HLG Health Libraries Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/health-libraries-group
HoPLS Heads of Public Library Services (Scotland) http://scottishlibraries.org\partner\heads-of-public-library-services\
ILG Information Literacy Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/information-literacy-group
ILI Internet Librarian International www.internet-librarian.com
ILIG International Library and Information Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/international-library-and-information-group
ISKO International Society for Knowledge Organisation www.isko.org
JISC Joint Information Systems Committee www.jisc.ac.uk
LAI Library Association of Ireland libraryassociation.ie
LAICDG Library Association of Ireland Career Development Group laicdg.wordpress.com
LIHG Library and Information History Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/library-and-information-history-group
LIKE London Information and Knowledge Exchange www.likenews.org.uk
LIS Library and Information Studies
LIS (2) Library and Information Sector
LIS (3) Librarianship and Information Science
LISNPN Library and Information Sector New Professionals Network www.lisnpn.co.uk
LSG Local Studies Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/local-studies-group
MCLIP (Chartered) Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Post-nomials associated with CILIP chartership
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science Term used to denote a postgraduate library qualification, most commonly used in the United States.
MMIT MultiMedia Information and Technology Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/multimedia-information-and-technology-group
NLPN New Library Professionals Network http://manchesternlpn.wordpress.com
OCLC Online Computer Library Center www.oclc.org
PATMG Patent and TradeMark Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/patent-and-trademark-group
PKSB Professional Knowledge and Skills Base www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/jobs-and-careers/professional-knowledge-and-skills-base
PLAA Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award www.cilip.org.uk/school-libraries-group/pupil-library-assistant-year-award
PLIF Public Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) http://scottishlibraries.org/funding/public-library-improvement-fund/
PLN Public Libraries News www.publiclibrariesnews.com
PLOY Prison Librarian of the Year www.cilip.org.uk/prison-libraries-group/prison-library-year-award
PMLG Public and Mobile Libraries Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/public-and-mobile-libraries-group
PPRG Publicity and Public Relations Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/publicity-and-public-relations-group
PrLG Prison Libraries Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/prison-libraries-group
RSBCG Rare Books and Special Collections Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/rare-books-and-special-collections-group
SALCTG Scottish Academic Libraries Cooperative Training Group http://salctg.blogspot.co.uk/
SCL Society of Chief Librarians www.goscl.com
SCONUL Society of College, National and University Libraries www.sconul.ac.uk
SLA Special Libraries Association www.sla.org
SLA (2) School Library Association www.sla.org.uk
SLG School Libraries Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/school-libraries-group
SLIC Scottish Library and Information Council http://scottishlibraries.org/
SLIP Student Librarian & Information Professionals Ireland https://slipireland.com/
SLiV School Libraries in View www.cilip.org.uk/school-libraries-group/publications/school-libraries-view
TEI Text Encoding Initiative A community dedicated to maintaining a technical standard for XML formatting (you may come across this in your LIS degree!)
#ucllis University College London Library and Information Studies https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ucllis&src=hash
UHMLG University Health and Medical Libraries Group www.uhmlg.ac.uk
UKeiG United Kingdom e-information Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/uk-einformation-group
UKSG United Kingdom Serials Group www.uksg.org
UX User Experience A term commonly used in LIS when referring to improvements to be made, or problems to be solved in users’ interactions with a library or information environment.
VfTL Voices for The Library www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk
YLG Youth Libraries Group www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/youth-libraries-group
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