Information Literacy Group vacancy: Public Libraries Representative

The CILIP Information Literacy Group have an exciting opening to join our team. We are recruiting for a Public Libraries representative to share their professional knowledge of their sector.

We are looking for applicants with experience of supporting the diverse information literacy needs of public library users. Knowledge of information literacy initiatives in the public library sector (e.g. lifelong learning, health literacy, or democratic engagement) would be beneficial.

Applicants should have experience of committee work (not necessarily with CILIP), and be based in the UK. Applicants should be members of CILIP (or willing to join).

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented communities. Candidates from BAME or other minority or under-represented communities may be eligible for free membership. Please contact for details.

Role descriptions and person specification – please note this role description applies to all sector representatives. The vacant position is for someone working within public libraries.

Applications should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement detailing your experience and how you meet the person specification
  • Statement of support from your line manager.

Please send the above to by the end of Monday 20th June 2022.

Our outgoing Public Libraries rep, Jacqueline Geekie, had the following to say about the role:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Public Libraries Representative on the CILIP ILG which has given so many opportunities that I wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise.  The work has been beneficial for my own CPD and my work practices which have been enhanced by exposure to new ideas and different perspectives of Information Literacy.  I was very grateful to my employer who gave me time to be part of this group and that they also saw benefits of my time on the group.”

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