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News & Blogs

"Warning, do not read" sign

Are we doing enough to warn users about predatory journals?

This short article is prompted by following Jeffrey Beall’s blog. It is not about the debate between Open Access vs. Pay for View or Green vs. Gold Open access.

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CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Award: a message from the 2015 Chair of Judges

As nominations for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals opened last week, I thought I would introduce myself as the new chair of the judging panel and share some thoughts about the awards process and structure.

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How to hold a successful CILIP Debate

The CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) held the very first CILIP Debate as part of our conference in Oxford at the end of July. Here are my tips and hints on how to make your debate a success.

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International Literacy Day: the library’s role in promoting literacies

Today is International Literacy Day. It reminds us that promoting and sustaining literacy is one of the critical roles of libraries. Our strength lies in the fact that we are really about literacies, all those skills individuals need to participate effectively in an information society.

Transforming lives at a personal, local and economic level: the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award 2014

Philanthropist and publisher William Sieghart will announce the winner of this year’s CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award from a shortlist of three outstanding library partnership projects.

Latest Events

***CILIP LMS Suppliers Showcase - Edinburgh***

CILIP's regional Library Management Systems (LMS) Suppliers Showcase gives you the opportunity to talk to the experts on how you can get the most out of your library management system.

CILIP Debate: 'This House believes Local Authorities are still the best way to deliver the public library service'

This debate hosted by the CILIP Public and Mobile Libraries Group is FREE to attend. 

Chair: Darren Smart, Chair, CILIP PMLG 

  • Ian Anstice, Public Library News
  • Biddy Fisher OBE, Trustee, Denby Dale Community Project
  • Brian Ashley, Director - Libraries, Arts Council England
  • Councillor Kath Pinnock (Kirklees Council) 
  • Andrew Coburn, former Secretary of the Library Campaign and UNISON activist 

***Re-imagining learning: a new opportunity for libraries***

This brand new event looks at the new opportunity that have emerged for libraries within the changing learning landscape. An expert panel of speakers have been brought together to share their views and experience in this changing environment.

Places for this event are limited. Book now and take advantage of early bird discounts. Further reductions are available to CILIP Members. 

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CILIP's New Professionals Day 2014

CILIP's New Professionals Day 2014 is our annual conference aimed at those library and information professionals who are seeking guidance on their initial steps into their first professional roles. If you are still studying at university, have recently finished your information qualification or are in your first professional post, then this event is for you

CILIP Big Day and AGM 2014

CILIP’s Big Day is a free mini-conference for CILIP members bringing together high profile speakers, award presentations and CILIP’s Annual General Meeting. The event takes place on Saturday 20 September 2014 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bristol. 

Publisher and philanthropist William Sieghart is confirmed as this year’s keynote speaker and is joined by CILIP President Barbara Band and Vice President Jan Parry.

Attendance at this MEMBER ONLY event is free but registration is required - BOOK NOW