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News & Blogs

Photograph of deck patients on the HMHS Dongola, Gallipoli, April 1915

Free our history, reform copyright: understanding and managing Orphan Works

The First World War commemorations highlight how a delay to copyright law reform limits and distorts the telling of the UK’s history.

Naomi Korn, Chair of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance, explains why it matters.

Campaign to free our history - reform copyright

During the First World War Centenary, a collection of leading museums, libraries and cultural organisations have launched a campaign to provide greater access to important historical works through copyright law reform.

Research, evaluation and audit: key steps in demonstrating your value

Demonstrating Your Value: 13 Tips for Library and Information Professionals

Demonstrating value is all about being able to communicate your contribution to your wider organisation and using findings from your projects to positively impact on your practice. 

Open books

The path to sustainable development includes quality education

The 24th October marks theglobal observance of the United Nations (UN) World Development Information Day, a day which aims to draw public attention to 'development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to

Woman wearing Google Glass

It is time for a public library example of augmented reality

Augmented reality is no longer a technology just of science fiction, it is very quickly becoming a part of our daily lives. With Occulus Rift and Google Glass enhancing the user experience, augmented reality has the capacity to create amazing new library and learner user experiences.

Latest Events

The CILIP Conference 2015

Following on from the success of CILIP’s Umbrella Conference 2013 in Manchester, we are pleased to announce that the CILIP Conference 2015 will take place on 2-3 July 2015 at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.

The 2015 conference will seek to inspire our audience, share knowledge, raise debate and provide networking opportunities. It will cover a broad range of issues from across the library, information and knowledge professions. The conference will build on the successful strategy behind CILIP Umbrella 2013, one of eight conferences shortlisted for Best Association Conference of the Year 2013.

If you are interested in attending the conference why not register your interest and receive updates about the event.

Call for Papers now open!

***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 LMS Suppliers Showcase - Autumn***

Our annual 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 that, in the digital age, government departments are no longer safe custodians of the public record'

Hosted by CILIP’s Government Information Group, this debate forms part of the CILIP Debates programme and takes place at the GIG AGM.

The debate will be chaired by Graham Monk, Information, Governance and Security Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions and Chair of CILIP GIG.

Arguments for and against the motion will be presented by two government KIM leaders:

  • David Smith, Assistant Director: Corporate Information Assurance and Records Management Services,  Dept for Communities and Local Government
  • Marlize Palmer, Library and Archive Services, Welsh Government

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.