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CILIP North East


 Welcome to the website for the North East (NE) Member Network of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

We are Librarians and Information Professionals from the beautiful lands of Durham and Northumberland, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees.

CILIP North East Member Network's mission is to:

  • Set, maintain, monitor and promote standards of excellence in the creation, management, evaluation, exploitation and sharing of information and knowledge resources.
  • Support the principle of equality of access to information, ideas and works of the imagination which it affirms is fundamental to a thriving economy, democracy, culture and civilisation.
  • Support, represent and assist in the continuing professional development needs of new, existing and student members of the profession, enabling them to achieve and maintain the highest professional standards.
  • Be a forum to effectively engage with members, potential members and stakeholders.

Contact Us

Please address all enquiries to our Interim Chair Leanne Young via e-mail.

You can also follow CILIP North East on Facebook, or on Twitter @CILIPNE


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.


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.

As part of our new membership offer you are now able to join an unlimited number of our Member Network Groups.



If you're a CILIP member but haven't joined North East Regional Member Network update your preferences today for full access.

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