Member Network CILIP Conference 2017 Bursary

The North West Members Network is pleased to announce that it is offering a bursary to the annual CILIP Conference 2017, taking place on 5th and 6th July in Manchester.

About the Conference

“This is an amazing opportunity to connect with library professionals around the globe, to generate ideas and build relationships. When librarians get together, something great happens.” Dr Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress and CILIP Conference 2017 keynote speaker

The CILIP Conference brings together 600 library and information professionals for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as a profession.

This year’s programme focuses on the key areas impacting our profession; from technology to policy, and social justice to learning. These sessions will sit alongside a dedicated strand focusing on “Your Career” which will offer help, advance and the tools you need for all stages of your career, and a brand new strand – the “Creative Hub” – working with Manchester Library Services.

All of this kicks off with a fantastic keynote presentation from Dr Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, in what promises to be one of our most exciting conferences to date.

Conference details can be found here.

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What the bursary includes

  • A full delegate place at CILIP’s 2017 Conference, 5th and 6th July in Manchester, including attendance at the evening social event
  • £100 towards travel or accommodation expenses

How to enter

Applications using the form below must be submitted via email to the Awards Officer, Zoe Collyer at by no later than April 21st 2017


The criteria below will be applied to every application, regardless of the number of applications received.

Applicants who have never previously received funding from CILIP NW Member Network will be preferred, provided that they

  1. Have completed the form correctly
  2. Include specific learning outcomes and benefits
  3. Indicate ways of sharing their learning
  4. Must be a member of CILIP in the North West

A full list of criteria can be found on the application form.

The successful applicant will be asked to share their experience of the conference, during the event through social media, and in the form of a reflective review that will be published in the CILIP NW Member Network newsletter.

CILIP Conference 2017 Application