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News & Blogs

CILIP granted observer status at World Intellectual Property Organization

CILIP has been granted permanent observer status at WIPO in Geneva, recognising CILIP as a stakeholder organisation.

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How to breathe new life into the school library

When Toni Slee took on the library at Farnborough Academy, it was just a room where children were sent to languish when they skipped PE, housing out-of-date book stock.

CILIP Chief Executive Annie Mauger to take up new role

Annie Mauger, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, is to take up a new role as Director of National Business Units at the Chartered Institute of Housing, based in Scotland. Annie will step down as Chief Executive of CILIP on 30 January 2015.

Sacred text

How to care for sacred texts in public libraries

The UK is a diverse, cosmopolitan country with people of many faiths – and none.

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.

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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.