Projects and reviews

Our projects and reviews are delivering a programme of major and fundamental change. They contribute to making sure that CILIP appeals to the breadth of the information professions, is well governed and provides relevant and high quality benefits to members and key stakeholders.

  • Shape the Future, a shared vision for CILIP

    Strategic plan 2016-2020

    Shape the Future is an open, collaborative project to develop CILIP’s strategy to 2020. The consultation phase of the project closed in December 2015 and the staff, Board and Presidential Team at CILIP would like to offer their thanks to the hundreds of people that took the time to share their thoughts and ideas with us. 

  • CILIP Leadership Programme

    The CILIP Leadership Programme is a new programme piloted in 2015-16. It has been designed to create additional leadership capacity both within the profession and within the CILIP membership. The programme concluded in July 2016 and is currently being evaluated.

  • Member Research

    Present and past items of member surveys relating specifically to CILIP membership.

  • CILIP Membership 2018: fit for the future

    CILIP membership is changing. We are proposing a new approach that will be better value for money, be open and inclusive, provide more ways to support our cause and more tailored benefits. 

  • Future skills project

    The Future Skills project is reviewing CILIP’s qualifications to ensure every member gets the recognition they deserve from their employers and society for a unique suite of highly valuable, relevant and endurable skills.

    This review has created the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) and the revised model for delivering accreditation of academic and vocational qualifications and Certification, Chartership, Fellowship and Revalidation.

  • Governance review

    As part of CILIP’s change programme to be fit for the future, we have reviewed our governance. Changes will be implemented between November 2014 and April 2015.

    Through the review we asked for the views of all of our members and stakeholders on the proposals. All views were fed back to CILIP Council to help finalise proposals before being taken to members for vote at the AGM on 20 September 2014. The Privy Council then formally agreed the changes in November 2014. 

  • Value of trained information professionals

    Library, Information and Knowledge professionals make a significant contribution to the overall aims of the organisations that they serve. And yet, their skill set is often over-looked and this contribution is under-valued.

    In 2015, CILIP commissioned the University of Salford to undertake a piece of research to identify what evidence exists to support the employment of trained and professionally registered library, information and knowledge professionals.

  • Workforce Mapping

    In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the workforce across the Library, Archives, Records, Information and Knowledge Management Services and related professions in the United Kingdom.