Booking now open for the CILIP BAME Network inaugural meeting

Booking is now open for the CILIP BAME Network inaugural meeting being held at University College London on 12th September: https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1267714&group=

The Network was established earlier this year to support all black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) library and information workers, regardless of whether they hold CILIP membership or not

The event is free to attend and will be a valuable opportunity for BAME workers to hear from inspiring speakers, connect with a support network and to feedback to the BAME Network on what they’d like from the Network. 

We’d really appreciate allies promoting this event and to support and encourage BAME colleagues to attend this event. The Allies Forum will hold a separate launch event at a later date – please watch this space. 

Bursaries for CILIP conference for BAME staff

CILIP are offering 6 bursary places to BAME professionals, giving a full 2 day delegate place and accommodation for the night of 3 July.

The CILIP Conference (3-4 July, Manchester) is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events in the library and information sector and brings together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The keynote speakers include Liz Jolly, Patrick Lambe, Hong-Anh Nguyen and Kriti Sharma. The programme is being finalised but you can see an outline of the session content at cilipconference.org.uk. Keep up to date by following @CILIPConf19.

To submit your application for the bursary place, please write no more than 300 words saying what you would get out of attending the conference and how you would share what they have learnt with others. Please send your application to events@cilip.org.ukwith the title “BAME Bursary Application” by Friday 10 May 2019 and include the following details:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Sector
  • Career stage ( e.g. student, para-professional, new professional, professional, senior management)
  • Whether you have been to CILIP Conference before.

Any BAME professional, at whatever stage of their career, can apply for one of these places. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have never been to the CILIP Conference before, and who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to go.