Advocacy and campaigns

The leading voice for the sector, CILIP promotes the importance of the library, information and knowledge management community. We work with politicians, the media, the general public and key organisations to ensure that your voice is heard and that your value is recognised.

  • A Million Decisions page banner

    A million decisions

    Our joint campaign with Health Education England for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based. We're calling on government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists in meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act.

  • Let libraries lend ebooks

    Join the campaign for public libraries in the UK to be able to lend ebooks free of charge to the public, as they do printed books.

  • Campaign supporters

    Over 200 individuals, organisations and politicians have signed up to support the Let Libraries Lend Ebooks campaign.

  • Support your library

    Libraries and information services make communities stronger, support research and innovation, and help businesses grow.

    Support library and information services by donating, promoting or campaigning.

  • Equity and Excellence

    Our response to the NHS white paper Equity and Excellence.

  • International

    Library and information services are crucial to achieving access to information and freedom of expression and in fostering literacy and learning. We monitor global developments relevant to information professionals and advance the interests of our members by working with a number of international organisations.

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    Libraries Week

    The annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer.

  • CILIP Member Networks supporting Facts Matter

    Facts Matter

    Take a stand with CILIP to champion the value of quality information and evidence for learning, to our economy, to health and healthcare, in democracy and for equal, inclusive communities.

  • Qualified library & information professionals in Further Education - Case for Support

    Great Further Education Colleges invest in qualified library and information professionals as a key component in delivering excellent learning and teaching. As pressure on budgets increases, it is essential that College Boards and Principals understand both the value of the college library as a central part of the learning experience and the risks of not employing qualified information professionals on their team. 

  • Intellectual Freedom

    CILIP opposes censorship and supports the right to intellectual freedom.

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    Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group

    The All Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries promotes the role of libraries in society and the economy, and examine themes in the wider information and knowledge sector.