About

CILIP is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession. Our goal is to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society.

We are a chartered institute and charity. Our full registered name is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

  • Our goal

    CILIP's 2020 goal

  • CILIP people

    Find out about our staff, Board Members and Presidential team. Who we are and what we do.

  • Devolved Nations

    If you live or work in one of the Devolved Nations, they will provide you with access to events, training and other networking and CPD opportunities nearer your home or place of work.

  • Regional member networks

    If you live or work in England, your regional member network will provide you with access to events, training, professional registration support, CPD opportunities and other networking opportunities nearer your home or place of work.

  • Special Interest Groups

    Special Interest Groups provide CILIP members with access to events, training and other networking and CPD opportunities within a shared area of professional interest. 

  • CPD Forum

    The CPD Forum is a national CILIP meeting which brings together the CILIP Professional Development Group and the Professional Registration Support Network which supports Candidate Support Officers (CSOs)  and Mentor Support Officers (MSOs). 

  • Projects and reviews

    Our projects and reviews are delivering a programme of major and fundamental change. They contribute to making sure that CILIP appeals to the breadth of the information professions, is well governed and provides relevant and high quality benefits to members and key stakeholders.

  • Action Plan 2016 - 2020

    CILIP's Action Plan 2016 - 2020 sets out a fresh vision and direction for the organisation. It sets out our objectives and activities between now and 2020. It was created through an open, collaborate project with the information, library and knowledge community.