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"Evidence-based knowledge is a very powerful tool, and you're the one who knows how to access and share it"

Join CILIP today and receive Bibliotherapy worth £64.95

The basic premise of bibliotherapy is that information, guidance, wellbeing and solace can be found through reading. This book draws on the latest international practical and theoretical developments in bibliotherapy to explore how librarians, healthcare providers and arts organizations can best support the health and wellbeing of their communities.

This book will be useful reading for students; practising library and information professionals across sectors, including health, public, and academic libraries; healthcare providers and those with an interest in wellbeing more generally.

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Enter the promotional code HEALTH at the checkout to claim your free book.

Offer until end September 2018

This fantastic offer is brought to you by Facet Publishing
CILIP members receive a 20% discount on all Facet Publishing titles.

Resources, news, events and insights for librarians, information and knowledge workers in health and social care.

What’s happening in healthcare

Develop your skills

CILIP members have access to the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB), a self-assessment tool to help you plan your career by mapping your knowledge and identifying any skills gaps you have.

Our PKSB for the healthcare sector has been developed in partnership with Health Education England and encompasses the specific skills required for librarians, information and knowledge workers in health and social care.


Network with like-minded professionals in health and social care

As a member you can join any of our 21 Special Interest Groups and enjoy events, research, share best practice and participate in online communities.

HLG is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care both in the UK and abroad. You'll find members working in health and social care, academia, civil service, professional associations, voluntary and public sectors. HLG welcomes students and anyone with an interest in knowledge, library and information services, data and informatics.

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"Being part of my professional body is so important and provides me with a sense of belonging"
Alison Day
Lis Manager, NHS East Dorset

"How library and information services are driving forward improvements in healthcare"
Rob Webster
Chief Executive
NHS South West Partnership

"How does CILIP membership help your career ambitions
Sue Lacey-Bryant
Senior Advisor
Knowledge for Healthcare


CILIP has been part of the Health Education England Knowledge for Healthcare (KfH) workforce development project since it began.


A Million Decisions

CILIP and Health Education England campaign for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based, calling on the government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists.

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New professional recognition and opportunities for healthcare library and information professionals with FEDIP.

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The Right Decision

CILIP in Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Government eHealth campaign to raise awareness of the role of NHS Scotland librarians in ensuring that decisions in the healthcare sector are fully evidence-based.

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With standard membership at just £8.33 per month and discounts available, there's never been a better time to join.

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Refer a friend

Refer a friend to join CILIP and you’ll get £20 off your professional registration enrolment fee, while your friend can claim £20 off their first year of membership.

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Member benefits

Get information to keep your thinking fresh, expand your knowledge, network with other professionals, get recognition to stand out and future-proof your skills.

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