Diversity within the profession
CILIP CEO Nick Poole looks ahead to a more activist future for CILIP and the library and information profession, standing up for human rights, equalities and diversity.
5 February 2019
Merry Christmas from CILIP
We want to wish all our members, supporters and partners a Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous new year.
21 December 2018
Copyright: evolution or extinction?
Graham Cornish explores three aspects of copyright: what types of material are protected; what actions it covers and how it reacts with those who use the organism.
30 November 2018
Promoting and defending the right to privacy
We library and information professionals stand for freedom of information and freedom of expression; and privacy is essential for citizens to make full use of those rights.
28 November 2018
Public Libraries and the Place of Kindness
The Carnegie UK Trust has been looking at ideas to embed kindness in workplaces, services and communities, and exploring the role of kindness in public policy.
13 November 2018
Help put libraries on the map
The UK government is calling on individuals and organisations to provide feedback on the UK's delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
31 October 2018
Ideas for the future
Be a part of IFLA’s Global Vision for libraries and information by taking part in the Ideas Store.
25 October 2018
Libraries Change Lives
Glasgow libraries and Citizens Advice are working together to meet the needs of marginalised communities.
23 October 2018
Try the IP app for added extras
Get more out of your Information Professional through the app, which gives you access to new features and extra content.
23 October 2018
AGM combines business and awards
Report from CILIP's 2018 AGM including coverage of Libraries Change Lives Award and the awarding of Honorary Fellowships and Mentor of the Year.
17 October 2018
What a start to Libraries Week
Libraries Week is off to a flying start with events across the country all highlighting the ways in which libraries improve wellbeing.
10 October 2018
Tom Percival on what makes libraries great
Author and illustrator Tom Percival is in Leicester with literacy charity, Read for Good this Libraries Week as part of the city’s first mass Readathon. Here Tom writes about why he rates libraries.
8 October 2018
National Librarian of Wales retires
Linda Tomos, the first female Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Wales has announced her retirement in 2019.
29 September 2018
Libraries for the many, not the few
Speech given by CILIP CEO Nick Poole at the ‘Opportunity for all: Setting Labour’s vision for Libraries’ fringe event at the Labour Party Conference 2018
25 September 2018
Workforce mapping survey
CILIP and the ARA release full report on the 2015 UK information workforce survey, the most extensive study of its kind anywhere in the world.
18 July 2018
Library is not a luxury
"Libraries and librarians can and do aid change. If Marx wrote Capital with the help of the library, imagine what all our readers could do with a joint effort..."
16 July 2018
President's Qatar panel blog
CILIP President Ayub Khan MBE Blogs about his experience participating in a panel session in Qatar.
12 June 2018
SCL becomes Libraries Connected
The Society of Chief Librarians has become Libraries Connected as it embarks on a "new chapter" in public library advocacy.
7 June 2018
Liz Jolly named as BL's Chief Librarian
CILIP Fellow Liz Jolly has been named as the British Library's new Chief Librarian. She said: I am delighted to have the opportunity of working in one of the UK's leading cultural institutions at such an exciting time." (Picture: Tony Antoniou)
23 May 2018
A shared global vision
Libraries around the world share a “deep commitment” about the value they bring to society and individuals, according to IFLA’s Global Vision Report Summary.
9 May 2018
CILIP Conference Preview
CILIP Conference makes a welcome return to the seaside surroundings of Brighton this summer.
9 May 2018
New book delivers firm understanding of XML
Facet Publishing have announced the release of Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloguing and Metadata: Practical applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery.
27 April 2018
Shortlists announced for CKG Medals
Shortlists for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people revealed.
Posted: 15 March 2018
Mayor wants London data hub
The Mayor of London is consulting over plans to develop London's data science and analysis industries.
12 March 2018
New opportunities for support
HE libraries have a new opportunity to prove their worth as the Knowledge Exchange Framework moves forward.
13 March 2018
Libraries by Law, not just "nice to have"
CILIP corrects The Guardian on local and national government's need to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service as part of its statutory responsibility.
Posted: 15 February 2018
CILIP statement on Carillion
CILIP has released a brief statement on Carillion Plc entering into liquidation and the associated issues around outsourcing.
Posted: 16 January 2018
2017 in review and a look ahead
Nick Poole looks back over the last year and ahead to 2018, it's clear that it has never been more important to unite as a sector.
Posted: 5 December 2017
Board Member election results
Voting for the CILIP Board Election which closed at 17:00 on Monday 27 November 2017 saw the following results:
Posted: 30 November 2017
Double winners for Walford Award
CILIP's Knowledge and Information Management Group has chosen two winners for this year's Walford Award, which recognises significant contributions to the knowledge and information management profession.
20 November 2017
Cyber security liberates organisations
CILIP's Cyber Security briefing delivers a warning that digital security issues are a global threat to business and organisations - and information professionals must react.
15 November 2017
Mentor of the year - 2017
Alison Bogle, winner of CILIP's mentor of the year award talks to Information Professional.
8 November 2017
National Library lit up for commemoration
THE National Wales of Library will honour one of the country's great war poets, Hedd Wyn, with a light show to mark 100 years since his death at the Battle of Passchendaele.
8 November 2017