A fair and economically prosperous society is underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge.
CILIP exists to:• Promote and support the people who work to deliver this vision• Be the leading voice for information, library and knowledge practitioners, working to advocate strongly, provide unity through shared values and develop skills and excellence
CILIP is a professional body, a chartered institute, charity and membership body. We are committed to delivering public good to society through the work of our members. Our members deliver the highest standards of professional practice, demonstrated through their commitment to continuing professional development, professional registration and revalidation.
We aim to be the voice of the profession in a changing society, where information and knowledge are currency and commodity, and where the ability to be information and digitally literate makes the difference to success and prosperity. Access to information is a right for all citizens as is their right to freedom of expression.
Our members work in all sectors of society, underpinning further and higher education, supporting local communities, ensuring effective knowledge dissemination in business and government, building literacies in schools and supporting health practitioners and patients to make informed choices.