Advocacy, campaigns and awards

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.

  • 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.

  • 2016

    CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards

    The UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards, the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals are awarded annually by school librarians. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature. Our successful Shadowing scheme engages thousands of children and young people in reading the books on the shortlist every year.

  • Mentor of the Year Award

    The 2017 CILIP Mentor of the Year has been presented to Alison Bogle, Library Services Manager for The Health Management Library, part of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) on October 12 during the first Libraries Week.

    About the award

  • Honorary Fellowship

    Honorary Fellowship is the highest recognition that CILIP can give to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the library and information world.

    It can sometimes be awarded to members of the profession as a reflection of the respect and regard of their colleagues for a particularly important contribution over a long period of time.

  • CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

    The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award is a national award for excellence and innovation in the UK library sector. It is organised by CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group and CILIP.