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Devolved Nations

Devolved nations provide invaluable communities and sources of information and advice for members in Scotland, Wales and Ireland with regional member networks and CILIP Overseas providing an equivalent for members in England and further afield. These groups support you through the process of professional registration, connect you to local mentors, introduce you to other professionals and provide a local programme of events and CPD opportunities.


CILIP Cymru Wales

We represent CILIP in Wales, supporting and promoting the profession through cross sector advocacy work, by supporting the professional development of CILIP members in Wales and by growing CILIP membership in Wales.

CILIP Ireland

We work on behalf of members to improve and support library and information services throughout Ireland. We represent members in Ireland across sectors through our advocacy work and by supporting the professional development of our members.

CILIP Scotland

We support the development of members with networking and learning opportunities through the Branch and Group network and events such as our annual conference, Autumn Gathering and CPD programme. We recognize and reward through our awards and bursaries. We create a regular newsletter to keep members informed of our advocacy and policy work in devolved matters.
CILIP in Scotland is a registered charity affiliated to CILIP and has its own website containing information, news and events


Regional member networks

Regional member networks provide invaluable communities and sources of information and advice for members in England with devolved nations and CILIP Overseas providing an equivalent for members in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and further afield. These groups introduce you to other professionals, support you through the process of professional registration, connect you to local mentors and provide a local programme of events and CPD opportunities.

As a CILIP member, you’re able to join any regional network, devolved nation or special interest group via your SocialLink profile, keeping you in the loop about what’s going on around the country and in your areas of interest.


East Midlands

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

East of England

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

London

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in the 32 Greater London Boroughs and the City of London.

North East

We represent library and information professionals living and or working inNorthumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, and the area of the former county of Cleveland in North Yorkshire.

North West

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

South East

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

South West

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall as well as the Isles of Scilly.

West Midlands

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

Yorkshire & Humberside

We represent library and information professionals living and or working in Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Yorkshire includes South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire including Hull, the shire county of North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Your professional network

If you live in Wales, Ireland or England, our professional network, SocialLink, makes it possible to connect with other members and groups directly. You can share experiences and get advice, find events and training, and get insight and analysis through exclusive articles and resources.

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Your involvement powers our community

The CILIP community is powered by volunteers. The foundation of our success is built on the dedication and passion of people like you. If you’d like to be more involved in their work you can join one of the committees and play a part in how they are managed. To find out more just get in touch to see with your chosen group and see if they have vacancies.

Ireland and Wales operate under the CILIP umbrella but are largely independent. CILIP in Scotland is a registered charity affiliated to CILIP and has its own website.



Headline image; View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, Scotland, United Kingdom by Giuseppe Milo on Flickr, Cropped and re-sized. CC BY 2.0

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