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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

***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 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 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

A selection of videos and presentations from the Big Day 2014 are now available:

Video: Libraries Change Lives Award Finalist
Studio 12 Writing Leeds: Leeds Library & information Service

Video: Libraries Change Lives Award Finalist
KidsHub Library Sessions, Hertfordshire Libraries

Video: Libraries Change Lives Award Winner
Enterprise Hubs, Northamptonshire Library & Information Service

Member Network video
South West Member Networks – Lizz Jennings
Information Literacy Group – Rebecca Mogg
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway video

The essential role of information professionals: the Hillsborough story (available shortly)
Jan Parry, Hon FCLIP, CILIP Vice President