The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is a professional body representing librarians and other information professionals in the United Kingdom. A professional body or professional organization also known as a professional association or professional society is an organization usually Non-profit, that exists A librarian is an information Professional trained in Library and information science, which is the organization and management of information services or materials Information science is an interdisciplinary science primarily concerned with the collection classification, manipulation storage retrieval and dissemination The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located It was formed in 2002 by the merger of the Library Association - founded in 1877 and awarded a Royal Charter in 1898 - and the Institute of Information Scientists - founded in 1958. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Membership is not compulsory for practice, but members can work towards chartership which entitles them to the postnominal letters MCLIP and subsequently FCLIP (sic). Post-nominal letters are letters placed after the name of a person to indicate that the individual holds a position office or honour Sic is a Latin word meaning "thus" "so" "as such" or "just as that" Affiliated members can also obtain ACLIP upon completing certification. Honorary Fellowship - akin to an honorary degree- (HonFCLIP or FCLIP(hc)) is granted to a small number of people who have rendered distinguished service to the profession. An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding
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. Educational accreditation is a type of Quality assurance process under which services and operations of an educational institution or program are evaluated by an external body Library science is an Interdisciplinary Science incorporating the Humanities, Law and Applied science to study topics related to This is a list of Universities in the United Kingdom (alphabetical by substantive name City University London ( CUL) is a British University based in Northampton Square, Islington, London. Loughborough University is a Campus university located in the Market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands Manchester Metropolitan University is a university based in the city of Manchester. The Robert Gordon University (often known as RGU) is a modern University located in Aberdeen, Scotland. The University of Sheffield is a research University, located in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. University College London ( UCL) is a multi-faculty university institution based in the United Kingdom and a constituent college of the University of London
CILIP is perhaps best known to the general public for awarding the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for children's books. The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Scottish Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in the United Kingdom in 1955 in honour of the children's illustrator Kate Greenaway. Children's literature is an age category of literature written for published for or marketed to Children roughly through age 12
CILIP publishes a monthly magazine, Library & Information Update, and a fortnightly newsletter, Library & Information Gazette, including listings of job vacancies. Note Please link only to revelant articles per "WPOVERLINK" A newsletter is a regularly distributed Publication generally about one main topic that is of Interest to its Subscribers Newspapers and It also runs a recruitment agency, INFOmatch and a publishing imprint: Facet Publishing. An employment agency is a Company that matches workers to open jobs The first employment agency in the United States was opened by Fred Winslow who opened Engineering 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.
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. A library catalog (or library catalogue) is a register of all bibliographic items found in a Library or group of libraries such as a network of libraries 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 The Library and Information History Group (LIHG The Library and Information History Group was formed in 1962 and is one of CILIP's oldest special interest groups A patent is a set of Exclusive rights granted by a State to an inventor or his assignee for a fixed period of time in exchange for a disclosure of an A public library (also called circulating library) is a Library which is accessible by the Public and is generally funded from public sources (such Book collecting is the Collecting of Books including seeking locating acquiring organizing cataloging displaying storing and maintaining whatever books are A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of 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. 
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.  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. 
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.  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.