Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals
Cil rgb
Established 2002
Website cilip.org.uk

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is a professional body representing librarians and other information professionals in the United Kingdom.

Contents

History

It was formed in 2002 by the merger of the Library Association (abbreviated to LA or sometimes LAUK) – founded in 1877 as a result of the first International Conference of Librarians[1] and awarded a Royal Charter in 1898[2] – and the Institute of Information Scientists, founded in 1958. Membership is not compulsory for practice, but members can work towards Chartered Membership which entitles them to the postnominal letters MCLIP, and subsequently toward Fellowship (FCLIP) [sic]. Affiliated members can also obtain ACLIP upon completing certification. Honorary Fellowship (HonFCLIP or FCLIP(hc)), a qualification akin to an honorary degree, is granted to a small number of people who have rendered distinguished service to the profession.

Functions

CILIP accredits degree programmes in library and information science at universities in the UK, including City University, London, Loughborough University, the Manchester Metropolitan University, the Robert Gordon University, the University of Sheffield and University College London.

CILIP is perhaps best known to the general public for awarding the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children's books.

CILIP publishes a monthly magazine, CILIP Update with Gazette, including listings of job vacancies. It also runs a publishing imprint, Facet Publishing. There are several local branches across the United Kingdom, 28 special interest groups and over 20 organisations in liaison including such bodies as the African Caribbean Library Association, the Librarians' Christian Fellowship and the Society of Indexers.

CILIP hosts a conference every two years called "Umbrella" (containing 'LA' the acronym of the Library Association). Umbrella 2009 was held in Hertfordshire and so was Umbrella 2011 (July 12-13 at Hatfield).[3][4] The title is abbreviated from "Under One UmbrelLA" a Library Association event held every two years.[5]

Selected special interest groups

  • Aerospace & Defence Librarians Group (ADLG)[6]
  • Affiliated Members
  • Branch and Mobile Libraries
  • Career Development
  • Cataloguing & Indexing Group (CIG)
  • Education Librarians
  • Government Libraries
  • Health Libraries (issues Health Libraries Group Newsletter ISSN 02666-853X)
  • Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Group (CLSIG)
  • Information Services
    • The group makes the following awards: Walford Award (from 1991, commemorating A. J. Walford); Besterman McColvin Reference Awards which replaced the separate awards of the Besterman Medal (1970-98, commemorating Theodore Besterman) and the McColvin Award (1970-98, commemorating Lionel McColvin) from 2000[7]
  • Information for Social Change (ISC)
  • Library and Information History (LIHG)
  • Library and Information Research Group (LIRG)
  • Local Studies
  • Multimedia and Information Technology Group
  • Patent & Trademark
  • Prison Libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Rare Books (issued The Library Association Rare Books Group Newsletter ISSN 0307 5826, afterwards Rare Books Newsletter ISSN 0959 1656; now electronically published)
  • University and College Libraries
  • Youth Libraries Group (YLG)

Role in LIS education

CILIP’s policy is to improve all aspects of professional practice through its work in education, maintaining a framework of universally recognised qualifications and providing a wide range of opportunities for CPD. In 2002 CILIP undertook a review of its qualifications framework. The new Framework of Qualifications was launched in April 2005. It is designed to be flexible and adaptable, as the areas will evolve and develop over time to accommodate changing needs. It is appropriate to library and information professionals across the sector as a whole. As such it has a degree of overlap with the knowledge base of other professions.[8]

The framework consists of four levels – certification, chartership, revalidation and fellowship. Certification provides recognition from the association for library and information work by para-professionals. Those who gain admittance to the Register of Certified Members are entitled to work towards Chartered Membership.[9] There are two categories of applicant for Chartership: firstly para-professionals with over five years experience; secondly those who have some evidence of training and have been working for two years.[10]

Chartership is CILIP's standard for information professionals. Chartered members are entitled to use post nominal letters and describe themselves as qualified library and information professionals. All candidates for Chartership must work with a Mentor and demonstrate through their portfolio that they meet the required criteria.[11] Chartership is not an academic qualification but a recognition of the highest standards of professional practice. The individual makes a commitment to continued professional development. Normally applicants will have completed a degree in LIS and have been working for at least one year.[10]

See also

  • Social Networking and UK Libraries

References

  1. ^ Munford, W.A. A history of the Library Association, 1877-1977, p. 3. London: Library Association, 1977.
  2. ^ Munford, p. 56.
  3. ^ "Making Connections: Umbrella 2009". http://www.umbrella2009.org.uk/. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Umbrella 2011 Conference & Exhibition". CILIP. http://www.cilip.org.uk/umbrella2011/Pages/default.aspx. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  5. ^ "Health Libraries Group Newsletter; vol. 14, no. 3, September 1997". Library Association. http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/health/Documents/sept97.pdf. Retrieved 2011-07-12.  "the annual conference ... took place within (or under) the Library Association 'Under One UmbrelLA 4 Conference' at UMIST in Manchester"
  6. ^ Aerospace & Defence Librarians Group
  7. ^ "Information Services; reference awards archive". CILIP. http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/information-services/awards/Pages/archive.aspx. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  8. ^ Watson, Margaret; ‘Professional qualifications: a CILIP perspective’ in AIDAinformazioni; Vol. 23 No. 4, (2005), p.25
  9. ^ Chapman, Margaret; ‘CILIP qualifications and you’; in Legal Information Management, 6 (2006), pp.264-5
  10. ^ a b Watson, Margaret; ‘Professional qualifications: a CILIP perspective’ in AIDAinformazioni; Vol. 23 No. 4, (2005), p.26
  11. ^ Chapman, Margaret; ‘CILIP qualifications and you’; in Legal Information Management, 6 (2006), p.265

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chartered Institutue of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland — The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS) is the Scottish arm of CILIP. CILIPS is the professional body for librarians and information specialists working in Scotland and represents members from across… …   Wikipedia

  • Information for Social Change — (ISC) is an international, volunteer based association, whose primary mission is to debate and comment on issues of social justice, censorship, freedom and ethics in the library and information context. Information for Social Change can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Library association — may refer to:* Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, previously the Library Association (UK)ee alsoList of library associations …   Wikipedia

  • Chartered (professional) — A Chartered professional is a person who has gained a level of competence in a particular field of work and as such has been awarded a formal credential by an organization in recognition. It is considered a status of professional competency, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Information science — Not to be confused with Information theory. Contents 1 Introduction 2 A multitude of information sciences? 3 Definitions of information science 4 History …   Wikipedia

  • Library school — A library school is an institution of higher learning specializing in the professional training of librarians. The first library school was established by Melvil Dewey (the originator of the Dewey decimal system) in 1887 at Columbia University.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of library associations — International= *Association of Christian Librarians [http://www.acl.org/ Website] *International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists [http://www.iaald.org/ Website] (IAALD) *International Association of Law Libraries… …   Wikipedia

  • Medical library — A health or medical library is designed to assist physicians, health professionals, students, patients, consumers and medical researchers in finding health and scientific information to improve, update, assess or evaluate health care. Medical… …   Wikipedia

  • European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations — Das European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) ist ein europäischer Dachverband der Berufs und Institutionenverbände im Bereich des Bibliotheks , Archiv und Dokumentationswesens. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Gründung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Resource Description and Access — Die Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) sind ein bibliothekarisches Regelwerk, das erstmals 1967 verabschiedet wurde. Die zweite Ausgabe (AACR2) stammt aus dem Jahr 1978, die jüngste Revision erfolgte 2002 (AACR2r). AACR2 ist das weltweit am… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”