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About CILIP



To me, #libraries stand for freedom, literacy, knowledge, tolerance & understanding & it has never been more important to defend these ideas.

Nick Poole, CILIP CEO

CILIP is the UK library and information association. We are the only chartered body in the world dedicated to uniting, supporting and advocating for information professionals and librarians – the people who help the world make better decisions.

Our membership is open to everyone working in libraries, information or knowledge management, data science and analytics or a related professional role.

We work with employers, learning providers and suppliers across the library and information sector in the UK and internationally to develop talent, promote innovation, encourage workforce diversity and ultimately to secure the long-term future of our profession.

Contact our Membership Team today to find out how we can help you build a successful career as an information professional.



Our Campaigns and Advocacy

We campaign and advocate for the sector and the essential role you play. Here’s what we do.
CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY
Our Awards

Celebrating outstanding contributions to the sector by you and people like you.
OUR AWARDS
International

We are part of a global profession, united by our common values and skills. Find out how we connect you with the international community.
INTERNATIONAL

Equalities and Diversity Action Plan

Learn more about the work we’re doing to promote equalities, diversity and inclusion in our profession, our membership and our organisation.
EQUALITIES AND DIVERSITY
Our Partners

Find out who we work with to advocate for you.
OUR PARTNERS
Our Royal Charter

Established under Royal Charter in 1898, we have been supporting information professionals and librarians ever since.




ROYAL CHARTER

Our mission

We represent and champion all information professionals.




OUR MISSION
Governance

Find out more about how we're governed, how to join the Board, our Code of Professional Conduct and our Ethical Principles.




GOVERNANCE
Our People

Find out more about the presidential team, chairs, staff and trustees. We’re here to support you.




OUR PEOPLE

Press office

Contact our press office if you are a journalist with a media enquiry or would like to request an interview.




PRESS OFFICE
Contact us

Got a question or concern? Need a hand? We’d love to hear from you. You can also find out more about visiting us in person here.




CONTACT US


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