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Professional Development Group

CILIP's Professional Development Group (PDG) is part of CILIP's CPD Forum. The focus of the group is to develop career development opportunities for all CILIP members throughout their career.


There are three levels of membership of PDG to enable CILIP members who would like to contribute but cannot attend meetings to have a voice in the development of opportunities for all members:

  • Core committee members: attend meetings (these are predominantly web-based), agree direction, set up working parties
  • Working members: involved in projects on a 'task and finish' basis
  • Corresponding members: kept informed and invited to contribute feedback and input


Carol Brooks is Chair of PDG. She has been involved in CILIP activities since 1977 and her first role was as a Student Representative. Since then Carol has been continuously working as an activist in a variety of roles. She is passionate about the development of professionals and loves to mentor and support professional activities. Carol works in the provision of learning and development opportunities for library and leadership roles.

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the CILIP Professional Development Group sets out the group's key aims and working arrangements.

Contacting PDG

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact Carol Brooks, Chair.

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