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Who we are

North West Members Network, as you might imagine, is made up of an eclectic and enthusiastic bunch of librarians and information professionals from various locations across the northwest, ranging from public librarians to information governance officers.

What we do

Our primary aim is to be the regional voice for our members in the northwest, representing your views and opinions on a local and national level. We also act as a channel between different Member Network and groups, ensuring your voice is heard.

North West Past and Present

The library and information profession has always had strong representation in the North West, and its influence can be felt beyond the region. The information below provides a brief overview of the Networks origins and history.

Contact Us

General enquiries, relating to CILIP NW:

Catherine Chorley

Committee membership enquiries:

Michael Cook

Events and training opportunities:

Amy Roberts

For matters relating to your membership please contact:

Email: | Telephone: +44 (0)20 7255 0600


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 West Regional Member Network update your preferences today for full access.

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