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The Commercial, Legal & Scientific Information Group (formerly Industrial & Commercial Libraries Group) is one of the oldest special interest groups first of the Library Association and later after the merger with the Institute of Information Scientists, of the new joint body, CILIP.

We exist to support and promote the professional interests of all members in commercial, industrial, special and workplace libraries & information units. We aim to further develop our already active programme of events to facilitate professional development; to encourage and support greater activity in our regional Groups, and always to represent and support the commercial information sector on national and topical issues.

Professional development is promoted through an active programme of events and visits. Joint events with other groups have been actively promoted for several years, and since CLSIG membership covers the whole UK as well as abroad, efforts are now being made to hold more CLSIG events outside the South-East and to provide remote attendance where possible.

CLSIG Journal is published four times a year electronically. Our aim is to publish in-depth articles on themes of interest to information professionals working in the commercial sector.

Our Publicity Officer sends out a regular news bulletin by email to members to keep members up to date with our activities and personnel changes. To receive this you need to register via the CILIP website to receive emails. (Please note we no longer post our journal or news bulletins.)

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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions we would be delighted to hear from you. 

For general information on CLSIG email

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For a full list of Committee Officers and Members please see the Committee Members page.



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