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News & Blogs

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.

Stockholm Public Library

5 points towards a more sustainable library

A library, like any other building type, should aspire to save energy through the way it is built and the way it is used. 

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Amazon, we want to talk to you about Kindle Unlimited

Amazon, if you’re reading this, we need to talk.

Inspiring member achievements and important decisions at CILIP’s Big Day and AGM

Over 150 library and information professionals attended CILIP’s Big Day and Annual General Meeting in Bristol on Saturday 20 September.

Yellow and black squirrel monkey at London Zoo

5 ways to find images for your website

Finding good images online to use on your website or blog is fairly easy but finding images that are licensed for reuse can be hard. 

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 
Debaters:

  • 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

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