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The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers, with members in the UK and internationally. Our objective for 2020 is to put library and information skills at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous Information Society. 

We will develop a set of social, economic, cultural, creative, educational and scientific outcomes and metrics to demonstrate our progress toward this objective. Our members work in every sector: in public libraries, schools, government, the NHS and health sector, prisons, the law, and in private and commercial organisations. We award professional registration at three levels: Certification, Chartership and Fellowship.

Our commercial publishing and bookselling arm, Facet Publications, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide.  We award the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards.We run the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award, recognising best practice in library-based initiatives.  We currently accredit library and information programmes at eighteen universities and colleges in the UK and in Cologne, Hong Kong and Qatar.

We work from London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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