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Be an inspirational Leader

The CILIP Leaders Network is the best investment you can make in your leadership journey in the library and information profession. The Leaders Network is designed to help you:


Building on CILIP’s extensive specialist experience in leadership development and support, the Leaders Network is ideal for:

  • New and emerging leaders – if you are just starting out on your professional journey, the Leaders Network gives you a fast-track to success. As well as our extensive leadership resources and affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute, you’ll have access to exclusive networking opportunities where you can meet established leaders in the profession and be inspired by their journey into leadership!
  • Established leaders – as someone who has built a successful career and profile in the library and information profession, the Leaders Network is the ideal way for you to keep in touch with your peers, benefit from CILIP’s sector-leading insight and analysis and use your professional expertise to help shape the future of our community.


Membership of the Leaders Network costs just £220 per year (£18.33 per month) and includes full CILIP membership.
If you earn less than £20,000 per year you can join for only £180 per year (£15 a month).
Honorary and Life members of CILIP can join the Leaders Network for £90 per year.


As a Leaders Network member, you will benefit from access to all of the benefits of CILIP membership, plus:


Engage with other leaders via our online community and attend exclusive networking receptions, briefings and seminars across the UK.


Get complimentary Affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute and access to their comprehensive management and leadership toolkit, as well as our own specialist online resources.

Knowledge and Inspiration

Gain key insights into the areas that matter with our webinar programme. Explore the world of leadership with our series of interviews with leaders across the profession and access tailored news, information and analysis in the Leaders Network Quarterly.

Leaders Network Area

Already part of the Leaders Network? Access your exclusive resources, deals and discounts here and find out about upcoming events and webinars.

Become a Leader

Take your career to the next level, join the Leaders Network and start building your professional profile. We’ll be here for you.

Would you recommend other members join the Leaders Network? It's for people who are leaders and for people who aspire to be leaders and so it's about giving everyone in that type of sphere the opportunity to gain more experience, to support other members in the network, learn. It's not easy being a leader and also be part of the next generation as well. We need strong leaders and we need leaders who have the skills to lead properly and having the Leaders Network as part of the CILIP membership in my mind is absolutely ideal for being able to do that.

Founder and Managing Director, Naomi Korn Associates CILIP Conference 2018

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