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News & Blogs

Do employers want information literacy skills?

Does information literacy mean anything after university? Is the concept recognised by careers advisers, professional and accreditation bodies, employers and others with an interest in know-how, skill and employability?

The Network Reshapes the Library

Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on libraries, services, and networks.

What do the changes to PSI regulations mean for libraries?

Public sector and university libraries have been excluded from the provisions of the European Directive on the re-use of public sector information (PSI). Under amendments to that Directive adopted in June 2013, that position is about to change.

Supporting new library and information professionals: Aspire Award winner announced

Victoria Killington, Trainee Librarian at Falkirk Community Trust has won the 2014 CILIP Aspire Award. The prize is a place at the Internet Librarian International Conference.

Public libraries – the grassroots meet the decision-makers

On 22 November in London, a unique national conference on public libraries will bring together local campaigners, union members, library users and library workers - and give them a rare chance to talk directly to the people who make the decisions at national level.

Latest Events

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

CILIP's brand new Executive Briefing looks at the new opportunities 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 to guarantee your place. Discounts are available to all CILIP Members. 

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CILIP Debate: 'Children don't need books or libraries: it's all on the internet'

Come along on Saturday 18 October to this free debate, hosted by the CILIP Youth Libraries Group (YLG) as part of their 2014 Readers for Life Conference taking place in Durham City.

CILIP Debate: 'This house believes a volunteer run library service is better than no service at all'

This free event hosted by the CILIP North East Regional Member Network is open to anyone with an interest in libraries. 

Come along to the Mining Institute in Newcastle at 6pm on Thursday 6 November to to hear both sides of the argument or to give your point of view. The debate starts at 6.30pm, with refreshments available from 6pm.

***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