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Equalities and Diversity Action Plan

Equalities and Diversity Action Plan

Board and Presidential Declaration

The Board and Presidential Team of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, declare our commitment to promote equalities, diversity and inclusion as part of:

  • Fulfilling the terms of our Royal Charter “to work for the benefit of the public to promote education and knowledge through the establishment and development of libraries and information services and to advance information science”.
  • Achieving our goal “to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society”.
  • Upholding the commitment in our Ethical Framework to uphold, promote and defend human rights, equalities and diversity and the equitable treatment of users and colleagues.

Equality and Diversity Action Plan

To deliver on this commitment, we have formally adopted an Equality and Diversity Action Plan which commits CILIP to action to improve diversity and representation in:

  • CILIP as an organisation
  • Diversity & the membership
  • Diversity & the profession
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Diverse and inclusive library, information and knowledge services

Download the CILIP Equality and Diversity Action Plan

Progress reports

Each year, we will publish a report updating the sector and stakeholders on progress towards the aims set out in the Equality and Diversity Action Plan.

Download the 2017 Progress Report


CILIP Community, Diversity and Equalities Group (CDEG)
is an active community of librarians and information professionals who champion equalities and diversity in the profession.
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