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Professional Registration Chartership

Demonstrate to employers that you have achieved the gold standard as an information professional by becoming a Chartered member of CILIP.

Chartership is a great way to further develop your foundation of skills and knowledge and apply these skills and knowledge in your current and future activities. It demonstrates that you are committed to your own development and to working in information services. Through application of your learning in professional practice you can achieve recognition as a Chartered library and information professional.

There are no barriers to entry – Chartership is available to all CILIP members.

Once you are awarded Chartership you can use the post-nominals MCLIP, for as long as you continue to be a member of CILIP.

What does Chartership involve?

There are three key elements to achieving Chartership:

You’ll need to show how you have used the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) to examine your skills and knowledge and identified areas for development based on improving your performance in your current role or for future roles. Once you’ve taken steps to develop these skills you’ll be assessed on how you’ve used your new knowledge.

You’ll need to consider your organisation’s mission, aims or objectives and evaluate your service’s performance against these. You’ll be assessed on your ability to identify areas for service improvement and the recommendations you make to close the gap between current and ideal practice.

Finally, you’ll need to demonstrate how you enhance your knowledge of the wider professional context and reflect on your current areas of interest.

Find out more. Download the Chartership handbook here

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