National Aerospace Library
Founded in 2004 the Association of Pall Mall Libraries grew out of an informal gathering of librarians working in the gentlemen’s clubs of London, but has grown to incorporate other club libraries, and also a number of independent and subscription-based professional libraries, both at home and abroad.
The APML aims to promote the sharing of skills, knowledge and resources between members, and to increase knowledge of the collections held by their respective institutions and, in doing so, to develop its potential as a lively, multi-talented and innovative group.
You can join in discussions of a professional nature, by applying to join our JISCMail group.
Meeting dates for 2017
Thursday 12th October – The Travellers Club
Talk: There’s something about Perthshire? The Library of Innerpeffray and the Leighton Library, Dunblane by Jill Dye
The Library at Innerpeffray (founded c.1680) and the Leighton Library, Dunblane (founded c.1684) both now serve as visitor attractions for those keen to explore old books in their historic settings. Despite their similar foundation dates, geographical proximity and shared trustees, no in-depth comparison has yet been made between the two. This talk will explore the relationship between these libraries, with a particular focus on their foundation, administration and historic use.
Jill Dye is a third-year PhD Student on a SGSAH-funded Applied Research Collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and Dundee and the Library of Innerpeffray. Her PhD research focuses on books and their borrowers from the Library of Innerpeffray 1680-1854.