Networking and community

Join CILIP now to put yourself at the heart of the library and information community. Share your ideas and expertise, develop your knowledge and contacts and broaden your horizons through our Member Networks. According to member surveys this is one of the most valuable benefits of CILIP membership.

All members belong to their local Regional Member Network or Devolved Nation and you can choose to join multiple Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as part of your membership, with 22 SIGs covering a rich variety of professional interests.

Member Networks offer events, training, professional registration support and CPD opportunities at both local and national levels. Many are thought leaders in their field, publishing journals and running conferences for their area of professional interest.

Getting involved with Member Networks and along with your peers helps CILIP play a leading role in developing the library and information community by sharing and advancing knowledge to enhance people's lives.

Feel free to explore the CILIP event calendar now for events across the UK run by Devolved Nations, Regional Member Networks and Special Interest Groups. At a national level there are also Executive Briefings and conferences run by CILIP Events. As a CILIP member, you will save on CILIP hosted events and briefings.

Video: Introducing CILIP Member Networks