About YLG

Youth Libraries Group Business Plan for 2017 Aims & Objectives

  • To identify and meet the needs for members interested in the specialism, providing support for members in continuing professional development throughout their career 
  • To develop a sense of community amongst members of the Special Interest Group 
  • To provide leadership within the specialism and inform CILIP of new and emerging themes and developments 
  • To support CILIP membership recruitment and retention 
  • To ensure there is visibility of CILIP within the specialism through the activities of the Special Interest Group
  • To advocate quality provision of public and schools library services to children and young people by disseminating best practice on professional issues.
  • To inspire, support and represent all those working in or with library services for children and young people through publications, annual conference, meetings, training courses and events.
  • To provide specialist expertise, knowledge and advice to CILIP, the Government, the book trade and related professions on issues relating to books, reading and library services for children and young people.
  • To create opportunities to network with colleagues and those in related professions.
  • What YLG does

    The main activities of this lively group


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  • YLG Events - What's On near you

    The Youth Libraries Group runs a variety of national and regionally based training courses - view our current events listings to see what is on offer

  • YLG History

    A brief history of YLG created in 2006