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News & Blogs

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Let's make library and information science research useful

Information practitioners often claim that academic LIS research is not relevant to their work. But practitioners can draw on research as inspiration, adding insights and going on to develop practical, useful tools, argues Andrew K. Shenton, as he cites a couple of examples.

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IFLA 2014: Five trends which will change our information environment

The theme of IFLA 2014 was Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge.

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First steps in Information Management: new tools from CILIP

Sandra Ward is Principal Consultant at Beaworthy Consulting and a member of CILIP’s Information Management Project Board. She blogs here about two new information management tools, created by the Project Board, to help organisations create information management policies: 

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7 tips for health website managers

Post NHS reforms, many organisations now exist to provide the NHS with advice, consultancy and training. A few have excellent websites that deliver good content in an engaging, accessible way. More though fall short, making the lives of information professionals harder.

A landmark examination of the rare book and special collections field for practitioners

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Rare Books and Special Collections by Sidney E Berger. A veteran of rare book and special collections, Berger offers a landmark examination of this field.

Latest Events

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 library
  • Brian Ashley, Director - Libraries, Arts Council England
  • Alison Wheeler, General Manager, Suffolk Libraries
  • 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. 

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

IFLA Satellite Conference

Organised by the Public Libraries Section of IFLA, in collaboration with CILIP and the Society of Chief Librarians in England,  this two-day satellite conference is hosted by the new Library of Birmingham and provides an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the public library world in the largest and most iconic public library in Europe.

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