Professionals in Higher Education make up the single largest membership group of CILIP, whilst our Academic and Research Libraries Special Interest Group is the largest of our 21 Special Interest Groups.
To help you find out why, below is a small flavour of what our HE members enjoy. If you are not yet a member there are plenty of details about the benefits and how joining CILIP will develop your skills and build your career.
“As a library professional working in Higher Education, I would say being a member of my professional association has brought immeasurable benefits" ”
Liz Jolly, Director of Student and Library Services, Teesside University
We’ve pulled together some of our recent coverage of the higher education sector from our members’ magazine Information Professional.
Members get to read the full contents of the magazine on CILIP's own mobile app and all members receive their own print copy.
Knowledge exchange opportunities for HE libraries
HIGHER Education libraries in England have an opportunity to support their institutions ahead of the proposed Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). Read more
A partnership approach to children’s literature collections
Rachel Pattinson explores how the Vital North Partnership between Newcastle University and Seven Stories
Facet Publishing, the commercial book publishing arm of CILIP, produce leading edge practical and research content from highly regarded thinkers in the international HE library community. CILIP members receive a 20% discount off all Facet books. Six recent Facet books are showcased below and free sample chapters are available for each.
Developing Digital Scholarship
Edited by Alison Mackenzie, Dean of Learning Services and Lindsey Martin, Assistant Head of Learning Services, both at Edge Hill University
“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
It’s essential that you keep your skills and knowledge up to date as new technology and ways of working continues to impact on the HE sector.
As a member you will have access to range of resources to develop your knowledge – the video below provides a taster. CILIP members also have unique opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and professionalism through Chartership, Certification and Fellowship. Find out more about these benefits and more.
CILIP’s Virtual Learning Environment provides a range of resources for members to help you develop your knowledge – with the video below providing a taste of what you’ll find. CILIP’s membership also provides the tools to demonstrate your embracing of continuous professional development with Certification, Chartership and Fellowship providing a level that’s appropriate to your needs. This comes on top of the many other benefits available to CILIP members
Barbara's Teaching Large Groups course on the CILIP VLE
Barbara Allan is an author and trainer. She has spent many years working in business schools where her focus was on enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience and the internationalisation and employability agendas.
Barbara's background includes managing workplace and academic libraries. She has spent many years working in business schools where her focus was on enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience and the internationalisation and employability agendas.
Networking and community
As a member you can join any of our 21 Special Interest Groups which provide events, research, best practice and online communities. The two groups below provide dedicated networks for HE library staff.
The Academic and Research Libraries Group is our group that is dedicated to Higher Education, Further Education and research professionals professionals with local branches up and down the country.