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Devolved Nations

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

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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