Wed, 27/11/2013 - 06:30
Librarian Tom Roper, who helped lead the campaign against the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals attempts to rebrand itself, has been elected by CILIP members as one of four new council members to help run the body.
Thu, 31/10/2013 - 08:00
The Charted Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called on the government to release a report into library closures.
A report into the impact of library closures and the growth of community-run libraries was promised by the government in its response to a Culture, Media and Sport 2012-13...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 09:00
Children's laureate Malorie Blackman has urged library spending to be ringfenced by councils, to prevent even more closures around the country.
The Noughts & Crosses author also condemned libraries minister Ed Vaizey for failing to react to a succession of library closures.
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 08:00
CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, has voted to retain its name, as well as passing a vote of no confidence in libraries minister Ed Vaizey.
At the organisation's AGM, held on Saturday (21st September) at the recently opened Library of Birmingham, the membership voted to retain the current...
Thu, 19/09/2013 - 08:45
A vote of no confidence in libraries minister Ed Vaizey will send powerful message about the crisis facing the service, according to CILIP members backing the motion.
Members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals will cast their votes at Saturday's (21st September) a.g.m. on whether or not to support...
Wed, 18/09/2013 - 08:30
Speak Up For Libraries will hold its second-ever conference in November, bringing together a range of library groups.
The coalition of library groups, including Campaign for the Book; CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals); the Library Campaign; UNISON; and Voices for the Library will meet on 23rd...
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:04
Phil Bradley, president of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), has said councils are looking at libraries "really just as glorified book swaps".
Interviewed by Michael Rosen for his two-part BBC Radio 4 exploration of the future of libraries,...
Tue, 06/08/2013 - 09:00
National Libraries Day next year will take place on Saturday 8th February 2014.
The day will round off a week of celebrations in public, school, college, university and professional libraries.
Thu, 01/08/2013 - 12:47
In 2010 when I arrived at CILIP, the results of a major consultation with members, potential members and stakeholders had just been published.
The work was to find out what the professional body should be like in the future. It told us that advocacy should be at the heart of everything we do, that we should be about skills and...
Thu, 01/08/2013 - 10:00
CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, has put forward a new name for members to vote on at its a.g.m. in September.
The proposed new name is Information & Library Professionals UK, accompanied by a strapline that reads: The Chartered Institute for the knowledge professions.