Networking and community

Join CILIP now to put yourself at the heart of the library and information community. Share your ideas and expertise, develop your knowledge and contacts and broaden your horizons through our Member Networks. According to member surveys this is one of the most valuable benefits of CILIP membership.

All members belong to their local Regional Member Network and can choose to join two Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as part of their membership. With 21 SIGs, covering a rich variety of professional interests, to choose from, it is also easy to purchase membership of additional groups for a small fee.

Member Networks offer events, training, professional registration support and CPD opportunities at both local and national levels. Many are thought leaders in their field, publishing journals and running conferences for their area of professional interest.

Get involved with Member Networks and along with your peers help CILIP play a leading role in developing the library and information community by sharing and advancing knowledge to enhance people's lives.

Explore the CILIP event calendar now for events across the UK run by Devolved Nations, Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups. At a national level there are also Executive Briefings and conferences run by CILIP Events. Members save up to 20% on Executive Briefings.

Video: Introducing CILIP Member Networks