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Diversity Award

Nominations for the Diversity Award are still open until 31st August!

 The Diversity Award is occasionally made by CILIPs Community, Diversity and Equality Group (CDEG) and aims to recognise outstanding achievement in the promotion of diversity. It is given to an individual or team who has shown commitment to the advancement of diversity within a library or information setting.

 Previous winners have included Shiraz Durrani, Ayub Khan, John Vincent and Margaret Watson.

 The winner will be announced in the Autumn.

 If you would like to make a nomination for the Diversity 2018 awards, please contact/ send nomination form to CDEG Secretary Karen Berry secretary.cdeg@cilip.org.uk!


Report from CILIP Conference 2018, Brighton

As per the experience of Laura Cagnazzo

Twitter: @LauraFCagnazzo

Winning a bursary from the Cataloguing & Indexing Group was such a thrill! I would have not been otherwise able to attend my first CILIP Conference. Seen from the perspective of a newly-qualified information professional (that I am), CILIP Brighton 2018 was a triumph of positivity, inspiration and passion for the profession. For those who were not able to attend, I would recommend to flick through the Conference pictures, visit the Conference website, check out the related tweets on Twitter (@CILIPConf18, #CILIPConf18) and listen to the special episode of the podcast “Librarians with Lives” by Jo Wood. I hope that reading this report will also give a taste of what attending the conference felt like.

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Bursaries for CILIP Conference 2017

CILIP Conference 2017, 5-6 July, Manchester

The CIG committee is pleased to announce that there are two bursaries on offer for our members to attend the CILIP Conference 2017. This year’s event promises to be great so get those applications in!

We are also pleased to announce that there will be a CIG stand at this year’s conference so do drop by and say hello to our committee representatives. They are looking forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our group.

Why you should attend

“This is an amazing opportunity to connect with library professionals around the globe, to generate ideas and build relationships. When librarians get together, something great happens.”
Dr Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress and CILIP Conference 2017 keynote speaker

The CILIP Conference brings together 600 library and information professionals for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as a profession.

This year’s programme focuses on the key areas impacting our profession; from technology to policy, and social justice to learning. These sessions will sit alongside a dedicated strand focusing on “Your Career” which will offer help, advance and the tools you need for all stages of your career, and a brand new strand – the “Creative Hub” – working with Manchester Library Services.

To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf17 and #CILIPConf17 and visit the conference website, cilipconference.org.uk.

Bursary options

CILIP bursary

CILIP is pleased to offer CIG members a bursary place for this event. The bursary includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and one nights’ accommodation at Motel One, both on Wednesday 5 July 2017. In addition, CIG will cover travel costs for up to £100.

CIG sponsored place

CIG is pleased to offer a sponsored place for this event. The sponsorship covers the registration fee, one night’s accommodation at Motel One and travel costs for up to £100. The registration fee includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at MOSI.

How to apply

Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegate to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal.

Please submit your application to the Honorary Secretary Emily Bogie, e.berrisford@sheffield.ac.uk by 11 April 2017.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 18 April 2017.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch, cigcommittee@gmail.com.

For further information see: https://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/news/bursaries-cilip-conference-2017

Bursaries for CILIP conference 2015 – “Connect. Debate. Innovate”

CIG is pleased to offer two sponsored places (one funded by CILIP and one funded by CIG) to this year’s CILIP Conference, held on 2-3 July 2015 in Liverpool. The conference will feature high profile speakers and cover a diverse programme around the four main themes:  Information management, Information literacy and digital inclusion, Demonstrating value, and Digital futures and technology. 

The bursaries include the delegate fee for both conference days, accommodation at Z Hotels on Thursday 2 July, attendance to the drinks reception at The Museum of Liverpool (also on Thursday 2 July), and travel expenses of up to £50.

Applicants must be CIG members (please note that CILIP membership is required for one place). We would like the sponsored delegates to attend at least one session related to cataloguing, classification, metadata etc., and write a report/summary to be publicised on our blog and/or journal.  Your application should demonstrate why you would like to attend, how you would use your attendance to highlight or promote CIG and why you would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship.

Please send your application to Helen.Doyle@nortonrosefulbright.com by 17th April 2015. Applications will be judged by members of the CIG committee and candidates notified by 15 May 2015

CILIP and ARA Workforce Mapping Survey

CILIP and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) are conducting a survey to map the UK’s libraries, archives, records, information and knowledge sectors. The results of this research will help with advocacy, targeting governments and employers , developing relevant and robust policies and developing better and targeted services.

We would encourage all of our members to fill out this survey so that we can make sure cataloguers and indexers are represented in the findings. It should take no more than fifteen minutes to complete and there is a chance to win £200 worth of vouchers of your own choice.

The survey can be found here: http://bit.ly/workforcemap



CILIP Conference 2015 – Call for Papers

CILIP have issued a call for papers for their 2015 conference (the full text of which can be found below).

CIG would like to take this opportunity to encourage our members to consider submitting a paper. Cataloguing, indexing and metadata could fit comfortably in any of the four main themes of the conference so there is plenty of scope. We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

Call for papers now open

Following on from the success of CILIP’s Umbrella Conference 2013 in Manchester, we are pleased to announce that the call for papers for the CILIP Conference 2015 is now open. The conference will take place on 2-3 July 2015 at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.

The 2015 conference will seek to inspire our audience, share knowledge, raise debate and provide networking opportunities. It will cover a broad range of issues from across the library, information and knowledge professions. The conference will build on the successful strategy behind CILIP Umbrella 2013, one of eight conferences shortlisted for Best Association Conference of the Year 2013.

Proposals for presentation are invited from within and outside of the profession on the four main themes for this year’s conference:

  • Information Management: building success
  • Information literacy and digital inclusion
  • Demonstrating value: what’s your impact?
  • Digital futures and technology

The closing date for entries is Monday 5 January 2015. Details about the conference and the themes can be found on the conference website http://www.cilip.org.uk/conference2015

CILIP Blogger Challenge

Want a chance to have your say on important issues in the information profession?

As we have many bloggers (or would be bloggers) amongst our members we would like to draw your attention to the CILIP Blogger Challenge. This is a chance to offer your perspective on a library/information relevant issue. We’re sure that there is lots of scope for interesting discussion in the cataloguing and indexing world so we encourage you to enter.

Full details can be found here.

Good luck!

CILIP Invites Nominations for Honorary Fellowship

Do you know anyone in the cataloguing and indexing community who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession?

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) opens nominations on 1 June for Honorary Fellowship, CILIP’s highest level of recognition for those with an outstanding contribution to the library and information world.

Honorary Fellows are nominated by CILIP members, and can be members of CILIP or others from outside the information profession who have supported its development and profile. The criteria asks for people whose work or activity has raised the profile of the information profession, has significant and positive impact on the profession or has made a difference to the world of libraries, information and knowledge. It may also be awarded as a reflection of the respect and regard of colleagues for a particularly important contribution over a long period.

CILIP Vice President and Honorary Fellow Jan Parry said: “After spending my professional career working in various roles in Government I was touched to be nominated for an Honorary Fellowship following my work for the Hillsborough Independent Panel. I was delighted to accept the Fellowship and felt honoured and privileged that my work had been recognised in this way.

CILIP Chief Executive Annie Mauger said: “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 is also the means by which CILIP can recognise those people who are not in the information profession but have supported and contributed to its development and profile”.

The nomination period runs from 1 June to 11 July 2014 and the awards will be announced at CILIP’s AGM on 20 September in Bristol.

Further details can be found here.