Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:40
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called for an end to the limitations placed on e-book lending in public libraries.
CILIP said that libraries should have the same right to lend e-books in the same way that they can lend print books, in order to promote literacy and foster a passion for...
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
Library campaigners are hoping that the third National Libraries Day, taking place on Saturday (8th February), will be the most successful event yet.
Previous years have seen some authorities fail to take part in the annual celebration, designed...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 11:00
Martyn Wade has been confirmed as the chair of CILIP council.
Wade is currently the national librarian and chief executive of the National Library of Scotland, a role he will retire from in March 2014.
Wade said he was keen for CILIP to be a vocal body: "At a time of rapid change and challenge for library and information...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 12:09
Browns Books for Students has become the official book supplier for the the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.
The Hull-based book supplier has been named as the partner for the next three years, following a tendering process with CILIP. Each year, more than 90,000 children in 4,700 reading groups shadow the awards, run by...
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...