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Youth Libraries Group Business Plan for 2017 Aims & Objectives

  • To identify and meet the needs for members interested in the specialism, providing support for members in continuing professional development throughout their career 
  • To develop a sense of community amongst members of the Special Interest Group 
  • To provide leadership within the specialism and inform CILIP of new and emerging themes and developments 
  • To support CILIP membership recruitment and retention 
  • To ensure there is visibility of CILIP within the specialism through the activities of the Special Interest Group
  • To advocate quality provision of public and schools library services to children and young people by disseminating best practice on professional issues.
  • To inspire, support and represent all those working in or with library services for children and young people through publications, annual conference, meetings, training courses and events.
  • To provide specialist expertise, knowledge and advice to CILIP, the Government, the book trade and related professions on issues relating to books, reading and library services for children and young people.
  • To create opportunities to network with colleagues and those in related professions.

 What YLG does

The main activities of this lively group


YLG History

A brief history of YLG created in 2006

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or by email to the YLG Website Manager and National Secretary

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Join CILIP and take the next step in your career by expanding your network and knowledge. Keep your thinking fresh with our exclusive magazines and newsletters. As a member you will have the tools to develop your skills and demonstrate your value. Join as a Student, Member or Leader to start your journey towards professional registration.

Leader - For library and information professionals in leadership roles or who are aspiring leaders.
Member - Anyone can become a Member. It is the entry-level category for people working in the information, knowledge and library sector.
Student - A special discounted rate if you are studying on full or part-time library, information science and knowledge management course.

You can pay for your membership up front or spread the cost over twelve instalments.

Group only membership

You don't have to be a library and information professional to join our Special Interest Groups.  You can join us as a group only member.  Group only memberships are available for a maximum of two years and becoming a group member costs only £50 per year. 

Benefits include:

Acces to our events, conferences and training

Access to Youth Library Review

Access to our group pages and our Social Link professional network


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