We want it to make it as straightforward as possible for you to renew and make the most of your CILIP membership so we've compiled a list of commonly asked questions from our members that will help you on your way.
To change your profile, contact details and password, you will need to log in as a member where you will be taken to My Feed. On the blue navigation bar select My Profile and then select Edit to change your contact email, address, phone number, employer details and password.
If you don’t know what your password is, on the log in page, select Click here to reset your password providing the primary email you have registered with CILIP. This will see an email sent through to your inbox enabling you to change your password details.
Your password must be a minimum of eight characters in length and contain at least one number and one non-numeric character (eg punctuation marks).
The profile pages are very important as this is where you can see what information you are sharing with your connections.
From the Accounts + settings dropdown option in the navigation bar you can control what information you share with other members, choose which communications you receive from CILIP, which website notifications you receive from CILIP, which website notifications you want to receive and let us know about any changes to your details.
Beside your profile details you will find a red person or padlock icon. If you click on the icon a drop down menu will appear offering you the option of making the details Member Only (visible to other CILIP members) or Private (not accessible only to you). Selecting Member Only will only share your details with CILIP members you are already connected to on SocialLink.
It's important that when you make changes to your email subscriptions, you ensure that the email you use is the one that is registered on your profile page.
For emails from CILIP HQ which include the Weekly news, Lisjobnet, Facet Publishing and Events newsletter, go to the CILIP Mailing Preference page. To add yourself to CILIP’s emails
Select Yes to whichever emails you would like to receive, then add your email in the Email box and select the Update my preferences button. It's also important to remember that you need to select Yes to all emails you want to receive including those that you're already subscribed to. To remove yourself from CILIP’s emails
Select No to whichever emails you want to remove yourself from, then add your email in the Email box and select the Update my preferences button. Again it's important to remember that you need to select Yes to all emails you want to receive including those that you're already subscribed to. Managing your emails from Devolved Nations, Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups
Whilst you need to be a member of a group to be able to receive the group’s emails, you can be a member of a group whilst opting out of the group’s email communications. To add or remove yourself from the emails from Devolved Nations, Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups, you will need to go to CILIP’s Communications Preference Centre. To add yourself to a group’s emails
Select Yes to whichever emails you would like to receive and like for CILIP’s emails, add your email in the Email box and select the Update my preferences button. As for CILIP's emails, you need to ensure that Yes is selected for all emails you want to receive including those you're already subscribed to. To remove yourself from a group’s email
Select No to whichever emails you want to remove yourself from, then add your email in the Email box and select the Update my preferences button.As for CILIP's emails, you need to ensure that Yes is selected for all emails you want to receive including those you're already subscribed to.
To change how you receive Information Professional, log in to your personal profile page scrolling down the page till you reach the CILIP communication preferences section.
Answer the dropdown Preferred Address to receive Information Professional magazine which will give you the option of sending it to your work or home address or no paper copy with the option to use Information Professional's mobile app.
Finding the best way to pay for your CILIP membership
Switching to Direct Debit makes it easier to pay for your CILIP membership, you can either pay annually or spread the cost over 12 monthly payments. If you would like to switch to Direct Debit, contact the membership team by email with your membership number to let them know you'd like to switch to Direct Debit.
We will update our membership system and our direct debit provider GoCardless will send you a form requesting your bank details.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can claim the tax back on your CILIP subscription by completing the tax relief form and sending it to PAYE and Self Assessment, HMRC, BX9 1AS.
You cannot claim tax back if you live outside the UK or are on the unwaged or student subscription rate.
If you receive a tax form each year, then you declare your CILIP subscription as a tax-deductible expense.
If you don't typically receive a tax form, you can use this CILIP form to make your claim. CILIP is listed on the Inland Revenue's List 3, which shows all subscriptions on which tax can be reclaimed. You will find CILIP listed under: "Library and Information Professionals, Chartered Inst of" ** Change of name 4/2002 formerly the Library Association.
You can find more information on claiming tax relief for professional fees on the gov.uk website.
The Leaders Network is for library and information professionals in leadership roles or who are aspiring leaders.
Whether you are developing strategies, motivating your team, managing budgets and projects or advocating for your service the Leaders Network will give you the resources and support you need to take the next step in your career.
You can find out more about the Leaders Network on the CILIP website.
You need to have completed a minimum of 20 hours of CPD in the last year as well as submitting a 250 word (maximum) reflective statement focusing on how you have developed your knowledge over the year. The process is done online – simply log in to the VLE via the CILIP website. More information can be found here on CILIP’s Professional Registration Revalidation page.
No. The Separate enrolment and submission fees contribute towards the administrative processes involved with supporting you through Professional Registration.
Holding Professional Registration is a demonstrable sign of professional status and competence. The added benefits include increased career and earning opportunities (shown by previous research). Registered Professionals are also able to use their postnominals and these are displayed (along with their last revalidation date) on the Register of Practitioners, a public document that verifies your professional standing.
SocialLink makes it easier to expand your professional network, keep up to date with your Special Interest Groups and Regional Network and find out what events are happening near you.
You will be able to join groups, take part in discussions, share resources and stay up to date with the CILIP member community on SocialLink. You can also update your details and renew your membership online. My Feed
Your feed is where you’ll see updates and announcements from your connections, special interest groups, regional network and CILIP.
If you post an update here, it will appear in the feeds of your connections but if you post to a group feed instead, all members of that group will see the post.
Just like Facebook and LinkedIn, SocialLink allows you to connect with other CILIP members. Updates and posts from your connections will appear in your feed.
You’ll find a list of your current connections on the Connections tab, click on their name to view their profile. You can only view the profiles of members you are connected with.
To add other members to your current connections, either select members from the short list on the right hand menu under Available Connections or select View All Available Connections for a more extensive list.
When logged in as a member, go to the Groups link on the blue navigation bar (you may need to log in). If there is a group you would like to join which you’re not already a member of, it will appear on the right hand side under Available Groups (you may need to select View All to see the full list). Use the Join Group option to join the Special Interest Group, Regional Member Network or Devolved Nation.
If you want to remove yourself from a group, go to Groups on the blue navigation bar. For each group in the lower left hand corner you will find an Actions menu. Selecting Action will see a Leave Group option emerge.