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News & Blogs

IFLA Leaders at Lyon 2014

5 projects helping to develop global library leaders

IFLA’s International Leaders Programme is designed to increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the library and information sector in the international arena and to develop leaders within IFLA.

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The Future of Public Libraries: The importance of innovation

The need to innovate and do things differently is a critical feature of public service delivery in the 21st century. 

Magnifying glass and book

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.

The stage at the IFLA Conference 2014 in Lyon

IFLA 2014: Five trends which will change our information environment

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

Digital information overload

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: 

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 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. 

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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

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