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Employer Partner


We are uniquely placed to provide a platform for senior staff to connect and share sector-specific insights at a strategic level.

We understand that keeping your team motivated and up-to-date is key to your organisations' success. Add CILIP membership to your employee benefits. We have standard and premium packages available, designed to suit your organisational needs.


Why become an Employer Partner?

You want to influence our sector

We’ll develop a workforce that meets the needs of an ever changing industry. You’ll help drive growth and sustainability and shape our work in diversity and inclusion. You’ll help us raise the profile of the profession and leverage influence to help lobby Government and sector stakeholders.




You like to connect and collaborate

We offer a framework for partnership opportunities both with us and other employer partners. We also provide networking opportunities with your peers in other organisations.




You're looking for fresh ideas

Drive service development in your organisation. Access board-level knowledge and expertise, identify new trends and developments, and share ideas, insights, experience and information through our network and Employer Forum.





You want to support your staff

Engage your staff by giving them access to information, insights, events and networking opportunities. Keep their skills up-to-date with our leading-edge resources and courses and use our specialist tools to identify development needs.

Eligibility Criteria

An organisation engaged in the provision of, or activities relating to the provision of, library, information, knowledge or data services is eligible to apply to join the Employer Partner Scheme on the proviso that it:
  • Is a legal entity in good standing
  • Shares CILIP’s mission to “put library and information skills and professional values at the heart of an equal, democratic and prosperous society”
  • Supports the values and ethics of the library, information and knowledge profession as set out in CILIP’s Ethical Framework.



All our Employer Partners receive:

  • Leaders network membership
  • Individual membership
  • Discounts on CILIP's training and events
  • Free access to our programme of webinars
  • Priority invitation for our annual Employers Forum
  • Dedicated account management
  • Membership collateral
  • Discounted additional individual membership bundles
  • Discounts on Facet publications
  • Status and badging
  • Annual certificate
  • Listing and access to our Employer Partner Directory
  • Access to our complimentary framework which for workforce planning and staff development
  • Access to CILIP's learning platforms via individual members
  • Sector insight through our industry leading magazine and regular newsletter/updates
  • Discounted meeting room bookings at CILIP HQ





In addition, our premium partners receive:

  • Leaders network membership
  • Individual memberships x 4
  • Free place at our Employer Forum
  • Recognition on CILIP website
  • Bespoke training needs analysis and staff workshop
  • Discounted recruitment advertising with Information Professional Jobs
  • Annual meeting with your account manager
  • Opportunities to feed in to key CILIP projects
  • Free access to our annual industry leaders reception
Interested? contact:
Andrew Grave 020 7255 0500
Jo Cornish 020 7255 0549


Employer Partner Pricing:

UK based Standard Employer Partner: £500
Overseas & Premium Employer Partner: price on application




As experts in the skills frameworks and career pathways in the profession, CILIP has provided bespoke project support to Network Rail's knowledge, information and data competency framework.

Network Rail


Employer Premium Partners
University of Bath Library
Bodleian Libraries logo
Crown Records Management
Hampshire County Council
Health Education England
Libraries NI
Ministry of Defence
Details of eligibility criteria and terms and conditions for Employer Partners are here. Membership of the Employer Partners Scheme does not mean that CILIP endorses or authorises all actions taken by an Employer Partner organisation

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