CILIP to debate rebrand on 28th June

CILIP to debate rebrand on 28th June

Members of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals, have successfully called a general meeting to discuss the organisation’s planned rebrand.

The meeting will now take place on June 28th at CILIP's London offices.

The rebranding exercise sparked controversy when members were asked to offer opinions on possible new names such as The Knowledge People. None of the names listed in the consultation contained the words “library” or “librarian”.

More than 100 concerned members signed a letter calling for the general meeting organised by Tom Roper, clinical librarian at Royal Sussex County Hospital, who called the plans “a distraction from the urgent tasks of advocacy for the profession, and a waste of scarce resources". The request for a meeting was submitted on Friday (31st May).

CILIP is spending £35,000 on its planned rebrand, working with brand agency Spencer du Bois to consider a new name that better represents the body and other changes.