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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.

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

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Leaders Network Member Student
Investment £18.33 a month
£220 a year
£8.33 a month
£100 a year
£3.33 a month
£40 a year
Concessionary rate £15 a month £4.17 a month  
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Support
Skills map – Professional, Knowledge and Skills Base check check check
Online learning including webinars check check check
Professional journals check check check
Regular newsletters check check check
Information Professional magazine online and app check check check
Information Professional magazine in print check check  
Community
Events across the UK check check check
Membership of Special Interest Groups check check check
Membership of your Regional Member Network check check check
Social Link – our dedicated professional network check check check
Leadership
Affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (worth £110) check    
Webinars and resources on leadership topics check    
Networking with fellow leaders check    
Dedicated leadership newsletters check    
Recognition as an aspiring or established leader check    
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If you were previously a member of CILIP join as a Leader, Member or Student. If you held CILIP postnominals in the past you can pick up where you left off, you simply need to revalidate after joining.

If you are new to CILIP and interested in gaining professional registration – which includes being able to use CILIP postnominals - you need to join first as a Leader, Member or Student. Find out more under Registered Professional.

Benefits

Support

We provide support at every step of your career.

Map your skills and pinpoint areas for development with our Professional Knowledge and Skills Base.

Develop your skills and knowledge through events, webinars and resources.

Get essential resources to manage your career and explore your options.

Insight and analysis through our magazines, journals and newsletters.

Community

We provide communities, groups and events to bring like-minded professionals together.

Networking and development opportunities through over thirty Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups.

Events throughout the year including must-attend conferences that will provide you with the knowledge and networks to develop your career.

Advocacy

We advocate for your work and its value.

We lobby parliament, we tell government why information matters, and promote the value of library and information services.

With a strong and independent voice we advocate on your behalf through high profile campaigns.

 

Member Categories

Leader

A dedicated network perfect if you're in a leadership roles or an aspiring leaders.

The Leaders Network will give you the knowledge, resources and support you need to take the next step in your career.

£18.33 a month or £220 a year

£15 a month or £180 a year if you earn less than £20,000, are unwaged or retired

Join as a Leader

Member

Anyone can become a Member. It is the entry-level category for people working in the information, knowledge and library sector.

£8.33 a month or £100 a year

£4.17 a month or £50 a year if you earn less than £12,000, are unwaged or retired

 

Join as a Member

Student

Student membership is available to those who are studying full or part time in an academic or vocational qualification related to the Information Profession. Student membership is also available to those embarked on graduate trainee schemes.

£3.33 a month or £40 a year

 

 

Join as a Student

Registered Professional

Valued by employers and internationally recognised our three levels of professional registration will boost your career and increase your earnings potential.

Once you’ve joined you build your portfolio of Continuous Professional Development activities with a dedicated mentor. Once you’ve passed you can become a Registered Professional member and use the postnominals ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP.

If you were previously a member with a CILIP postnominal you can pick up where you left off, you simply need to revalidate after joining.

Join as a Student, Member or Leader to start your journey towards professional registration.

£10.83 a month
£130 a year

Concessionary rate £6.67 a month

 

Organisation membership

Find out how your organisation can benefit from joining CILIP. Develop your staff and deliver better services through networking, professional development, and discounted training and events.

Join as an organisation

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