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Leaders Network

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.


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

Always be up-to-date

Regular sector-leading insight and foresight from CILIP, the leading association for information professionals, when you need it most

Fine-tune your leadership skills

Practical learning content, resources and peer-support help you develop your skills and overcome any leadership challenge.

Get ahead in your career

Exclusive access to networking events and support to help grow your contacts list and find your next leadership opportunity.

Help build the future of our profession

Share your knowledge, expertise and experience to help build a brighter future for our profession.

Become a Leader
£18.33 a month or £220 a year if you earn over £20,000.
£15 a month or £180 a year if you earn less than £20,000, are unwaged or retired.
Honorary & Life members of CILIP can join the Leaders Network for £90/year.
Upgrade and become a Leader

If you are a CILIP member please fill this form in and the membership team will be in touch about upgrading your membership.

Being a member of your professional association is very much a defining characteristic of a professional.

Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian of the British Library and CILIP Fellow

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