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.

  • Shape the Future, a shared vision for CILIP

    Strategic plan 2016-2020

    Shape the Future is an open, collaborative project to develop CILIP’s strategy to 2020. The consultation phase of the project closed in December 2015 and the staff, Board and Presidential Team at CILIP would like to offer their thanks to the hundreds of people that took the time to share their thoughts and ideas with us. 

  • CILIP Leadership Programme

    The CILIP Leadership Programme is a new programme piloted in 2015-16. It has been designed to create additional leadership capacity both within the profession and within the CILIP membership. The programme concluded in July 2016 and is currently being evaluated.

  • Member Research

    Present and past items of member surveys relating specifically to CILIP membership.

  • Kate Arnold on CILIP's new membership model

    CILIP Membership 2018: fit for the future

    CILIP membership is changing. We are proposing a new approach that will be better value for money, be open and inclusive, provide more ways to support our cause and more tailored benefits. 

  • CILIP-British Library Committee on Resource Description and Access (RDA)

    Webpages for the CILIP-British Library Committee on Resource Description and Access (RDA) 

  • Future skills project

    The Future Skills project is reviewing CILIP’s qualifications to ensure every member gets the recognition they deserve from their employers and society for a unique suite of highly valuable, relevant and endurable skills.

    This review has created the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) and the revised model for delivering accreditation of academic and vocational qualifications and Certification, Chartership, Fellowship and Revalidation.

  • public library skills strategy

    Public Library Skills Strategy

    The Public Library Skills Strategy is a joint initiative from The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and CILIP, the strategy has been created to support the development of the public library workforce in England, ensuring it continues to meet the changing needs of today’s audiences.

  • Value of trained information professionals

    Library, Information and Knowledge professionals make a significant contribution to the overall aims of the organisations that they serve. And yet, their skill set is often over-looked and this contribution is under-valued.

    In 2015, CILIP commissioned the University of Salford to undertake a piece of research to identify what evidence exists to support the employment of trained and professionally registered library, information and knowledge professionals.

  • Workforce Mapping

    In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the workforce across the Library, Archives, Records, Information and Knowledge Management Services and related professions in the United Kingdom.

  • Testing CILIP's Subject Interest Headings

    We have been reviewing our internal taxonomies to provide members and non-members with more relevant and personalised content in future. This includes a standard way of capturing geographical locations, industry sectors and subject interests.

    Our geographical locations and industry sectors are well defined. But before we implement subject interests, we want to test these out.