Posted on 24 June 2016

CILIP Statement on the EU Referendum result

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The information and library profession is built on a strong foundation of shared ethics which promote literacy, creativity, understanding and a respect for evidence. These are the values that unite us as a global community. As we look ahead to the future of the UK, these values will be more important than ever and CILIP is committed to promoting them wherever possible and defending them wherever necessary. 

We will be engaging with the UK Government to ensure that our profession, is accounted for during this transitional process and that our needs and the needs of our users are recognised and protected. In the short-term, our first priority will be to review the impact of this referendum on people working in the information professions in the UK and develop any necessary actions to support them.