Why attend


Delegates are more than happy to share their good experiences with us and here are a few of the comments we have received in the past, giving excellent reasons to attend.

“The Conference is part of your survival kit.” Dr Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress and CILIP Conference 2017 Keynote Speaker

  • “I’ve learned a huge amount about good practice, trends in the sector and new technologies and services. I have come away feeling more enthused and equipped to make a change in my organisation.”
  • I left feeling empowered and re-energised ready to go back to work and put some of these ideas into practice.”
  • “I felt the conference was inspiring, stimulating, enlightening and encouraging. But I also left Manchester with an underlying feeling of pride. I was proud to be a librarian, proud to be a cataloguer and proud to be a member of CILIP.”
  • “I came away with a lot of ideas to feed back to my own workplace around themes I gleaned from the day and also a greater sense of LIS professionals’ aims -and ideas to pursue in my coming year.”
  • “The conference had a real buzz and made me feel positive about working in the library environment. It also enabled me to interact with people from other organisations and in different spheres.”
  • “Valuable career development advice – I took away several pertinent points that I now need to reflect upon.”
  • “A heightened awareness of relevant themes for all libraries, regardless of sector, and importantly an understanding of the innovative ways that colleagues are rising to the challenges affecting our occupation”
  • “Attending the conference was an invaluable experience, and provided me with a range of CPD and networking opportunities which I’m sure will stand me in good stead in my future career.”
  • “To me, CILIP is a unique conference in that all Library and Information sectors are represented therefore a real gathering of the UK Library community.”

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