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Matt Finch

Get time on your side

Consultant Matt Finch explains how the fourth dimension can make libraries even more attractive to their communities and funders.


Information Professional article featuring Dominic Cummings – an apology

We want to acknowledge that we made a mistake in the way we presented the article and to apologise for that and the offence it has caused.


CILIP awards 2020 Student Prize

CILIP is delighted to announce the joint recipients of the 2020 CILIP Student Prize, Elizabeth Carney and Simon Cloudesley.

Libraries Week


Get ready for Libraries Week 2020

CILIP is delighted to launch campaign assets for Libraries Week 2020, recognising the amazing contribution that libraries make to the UK’s book culture.


COVID-19 Guidance for School Libraries

Information and recommendations for schools library staff on planning for safe re-opening.

National Shelf Service


Celebrate World Book Night with Joseph Coelho and the National Shelf Service

The National Shelf Service, has announced a special World Book Night series of broadcasts. Featuring a live bedtime story reading from award winning poet and author Joseph Coelho at 7pm.


Reflections on the Libraries’ Responses to Coronavirus, Resource Discovery and the Future

Simon McLeish, editor of Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library, discusses the challenges of providing resources to library patrons in times of disruption.

Hong-anh Nnguyen

(Re)defining Information Literacy
Echo Refugee Library

Feeding minds and soul in Athens

Small Worlds

Libraries in Fiction: Small Gods
CILIP Ethical Framework

CILIP’s Ethical framework


Professional Development – Delivering an online training programme for NHS library staff

school library

Professional development at your fingertips
Liz White

Practical solutions for a single digital presence

Liz White at the BL: 'We want to provide some actionable recommendations for the sector to take forward over the next few months'

John Chrastka

With good will and a good plan, libraries can deliver

A new partnership to build and mobilise national support for libraries

Tom Steinberg

Digital doesn't mean technology

Interview with Tom Steinberg, founder of mySociety and digital lead for the UK's biggest funders.

How to predict the future
dna strand

Emerging Technologies: The Library of Everything
David Stewart

Championing evidenced-based librarianship and the North of England

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