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News & Blogs

Mother and child in the library

Sharing stories: how libraries can help new parents live happily ever after

This blog by Katy Loudon was one of over 70 submissions to the CILIP Blogger Challenge and was "highly commended" by the judging panel. Katy is a former teacher who is now completing an Information Science PhD at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Super Mario

Libraries and archives could teach gamers a thing or two

This blog by Ros Malone was one of over 70 submissions to the CILIP Blogger Challenge and was "highly commended" by the judging panel. Ros is a 3rd year Librarianship and Corporate Information Management student at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

Recruiting new CILIP CEO

Martyn Wade, Chair of CILIP Council, outlines how the recruitment will work.

British Museum Reading Room

Architecture, memory and metaphor in the digital domain

This blog by Nadia Holmes was one of over 70 submissions to the CILIP Blogger Challenge and was "highly commended" by the judging panel. Nadia is a postgraduate student at King's College London in the Department of Digital Humanities, studying for MA Digital Asset an

Eric Nelson Haumba taking notes during an Interview with one of the Elders in Arapai Sub-County, Soroti District. Such people (elders) are believed to be very strong holders of IK in societies.

Managing agricultural indigenous knowledge in my rural library

This blog by Eric Nelson Haumba was one of over 70 submissions to the CILIP Blogger Challenge and was "highly commended" by the judging panel. Eric is Chief Librarian and Assistant Lecturer at YMCA Comprehensive Institute, Kampala.

Latest Events

Council meeting

CILIP Council meets on 26 November at CILIP's offices, 7 Ridgmount Street, London.

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