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News & Blogs

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.

Exploring Digital Libraries by Karen Calhoun

10 thoughts on digital libraries: where they're going

People have been talking about digital libraries for about a quarter century now, but we still argue about what they are and where they are going.

BiblioTech library in Bexar County

BiblioTech: a library without books

A digital library was an obvious choice. Geography doesn't matter if your library is in the cloud - nor does the size of your building. Within 11 months of conception, BiblioTech opened its doors to the public on September 14, 2013.

National awards show off the contributions public and mobile library staff make

A public librarian who is active at the very centre of her community, an information services assistant with a knack for helping local businesses and a trusted relief driver working across a network of mobile libraries have been named the public library staff of the year. 

Members vote on CILIP governance

Martyn Wade, Chair of CILIP Council and Barbara Band, CILIP President, outline the governance review and the choice members have at the AGM.

Latest Events

***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

***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.