Advocacy and campaigns

Library and information professionals contribute to a fair and prosperous society. CILIP works hard to ensure that this is recognised. We do this through our campaigns, our public affairs activity, and our awards and medals promoting best practice.

  • Supporting libraries

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

    • Support libraries and information services by donating, promoting or campaigning 
    • Find out about our campaigning and support for public libraries
  • 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.

  • Equity and Excellence

    Our response to the NHS white paper Equity and Excellence.

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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.

  • Intellectual Freedom

    CILIP opposes censorship and supports the right to intellectual freedom.

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    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.

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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.

  • CILIP and Fed-IP

    CILIP is working with several partner bodies (including IHRM, SOCITM, BCS) to develop a community of professionals working within or alongside health and care informatics. The Federation of Health and Care Informatics Professionals (Fed-IP) is a registration body that aims to bring like-minded professionals together to develop standards and improve access to health and care services through information and digital services.