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CILIP
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Established2002 (18 years ago) (2002)
1958 (Institute of Information Scientists)
1877 (Library Association)
PresidentJudy Broady-Preston
Chief ExecutiveNick Poole
Staff46[1]
Budget£4.7 million[2]
Members12,632 (as of 2016)[3]
Location
Websitewww.cilip.org.uk

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is a professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom. Since 2017, it has been branded CILIP: The library and information association[4] (pronounced /ˈsɪlɪp/ SIL-ip). CILIP in Scotland is an independent organisation which operates in Scotland in affiliation with CILIP and delivers services via a Service Level Agreement.

CILIP's 2020 goal is to "put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society".

CILIP headquarters in Ridgmount Street, London

History

CILIP was formed in 2002 by the merger of the Library Association (abbreviated as LA or sometimes LAUK) – founded in 1877 as a result of the first International Conference of Librarians[5] and awarded a Royal Charter in 1898[6][7] – and the Institute of Information Scientists, founded in 1958.

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is a professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom. Since 2017, it has been branded CILIP: The library and information association[4] (pronounced /ˈsɪlɪp/ SIL-ip). CILIP in Scotland is an independent organisation which operates in Scotland in affiliation with CILIP and delivers services via a Service Level Agreement.

CILIP's 2020 goal is to "put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society".

CILIP headquarters in Ridgmount Street, London