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Advocacy and campaigns

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.

We work hard to promote the sector and the essential role you play.. 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.



The #VoteLibraries campaign enables members of the public to pledge their support for their local library services and put pressure on the candidates in their area to commit to sustainable, long term investment for local library services.

VOTE LIBRARIES
Bobby Seagull calls on Ministers, MPs and representatives across the United Kingdom to transform lives across the UK by investing in the future of our libraries.

MANIFESTO FOR LIBRARIES
CILIP and The Big Issue have published a new evidence-based report calling on Central Government to build the future by investing in public libraries.

THE CASE FOR SUPPORT

CILIP and the EveryLibrary institute have launched LibrariesDeliver, an advocacy campaign to unite library supporters, raise awareness and make a meaningful, long-term impact on the future of public library funding across England.

LIBRARIES DELIVER
A joint CILIP, CILIP SLG and School Libraries Association campaign to ensure that every child in England has access to a great school library.

GREAT SCHOOL LIBRARIES
CILIP & HEE 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.

A MILLION DECISIONS

NHS Scotland librarians providing evidence for the right decision, for the right person, at the right time.

THE RIGHT DECISION
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.

FACTS MATTER
Download the posters from our #PoweredByLibrarians campaign to show your support or display in your library.

FAMOUS FACES

CILIP in Scotland believes that Libraries Matter. Find out about the campaign to influence candidates standing in local government elections in Scotland.

LIBRARIES MATTER
We support the All Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries that promotes the role of libraries in society and the economy, and examine themes in the wider information and knowledge sector.

ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP
The annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer.

LIBRARIES WEEK



CILIP campaign asking candidates in the 2018 English local elections to Think Libraries.

ELECTION 2018
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.

MY LIBRARY BY RIGHT
Campaign for public libraries in the UK to be able to lend ebooks free of charge to the public, as they do printed books.

LET LIBRARIES LEND EBOOKS
Find out how CILIP in Scotland is campaigning for change, advocating for the sector and influencing politicians and Government.

SCOTTISH CAMPAIGNS
CILIP Cymru Wales’ response to the Welsh Government's strategy plan Prosperity for All.

PROSPERITY FOR ALL
Learn more about our work campaigning and advocating for the sector in Wales and how we’re working to influence the Welsh Government.

WALES ADVOCACY AND CAMPAIGNS



CILIP membership has been really valuable throughout my career. Being part of CILIP has given me a range of skills, provided networking opportunities and grown my confidence – which helped me get a new job and advance my career.

Joanna Ball - Head of Library Content Delivery and Digital Strategy, University of Sussex
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