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.
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.
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.
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