Access to information and knowledge makes a real and lasting difference to people, communities and organisations every day. From developing literacy skills to improving health, opening up the world’s knowledge and providing insight that supports decision-making in Government and companies - library and information professionals are there, playing an essential role.
CILIP works hard to make sure that this is recognised and supported. We do this by campaigning for change, advocating for the sector and influencing politicians and Government. Support our campaigns and add your voice. Together we can make a difference.
CILIP and Health Education England are campaigning for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based, calling on the government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists.
Our campaign asking people to take a stand with CILIP to champion the value of quality information and evidence for learning, to our economy, to health and healthcare, in democracy and for equal, inclusive communities.
Under English law, everyone has a right to quality public library services provided by Local Authorities using statutory guidance that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport should provide.
Campaign for public libraries in the UK to be able to lend ebooks free of charge to the public, as they do printed books.
We are the only independent voice that represents and champions all librarians and information professionals. By joining CILIP you will support our campaigns and advocacy. As a member you will also develop your skills, build your knowledge and demonstrate your professionalism.
With standard membership at just £100 a year and discounts available, there's never been a better time to join.
“CILIP’s campaigns bring librarians and information professionals together to strengthen our voice, increase our influence and make a real difference. The more of us get involved, the greater our impact”