Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

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The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), currently branded as “CILIP – The library and information association” or “CILIP – For information and knowledge managers”, 1) offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:


  • Knowledge & Information Management Special Interest Group (K&IM) 2)
    • Regional Networks: K&IM London & South East*; K&IM East of England*
    • Sub-groups: Information Services*; Marketing & Communication*
  • UK eInformation Special Interest Group (UKeIG) 3)
    • Activity Group: Information Management and Knowledge Management*
  • Information Services Special Interest Group (ISG)* 2)
  • Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Special Interest (CLSIG)
  • Government Information Group (GIG)
  • Information Literacy Group
  • City Information Group (CIG)* 4)


Knowledge Management Professional Registration

  • Certification: Certified Affiliate (ACLIP Chartered Knowledge Manager) // already offered?
  • Chartership: Chartered Member (MCLIP Chartered Knowledge Manager)
    CILIP Knowledge Management Chartership / Chartered Knowledge Manager Accreditation
  • Fellowship: Chartered Fellow (FCLIP Chartered Knowledge Manager) // planned early 2020?


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other Courses

  • Digital Products for Knowledge Management (2020-present; UKeiG Training; Since 3/2021 w. K&IM Group)5)
  • Advanced Knowledge Management: Strategy & Digital Implementation (2017-present; UKeiG Training) 6)
  • Practical Knowledge Management for Information Professionals (2016-present; UKeiG Training) 6)

  • Good practices for knowledge sharing and collaboration (2012-2017; was: Fostering effective knowledge sharing and collaboration)
  • Presenting the return on investment for knowledge and information services** (2016)
  • Knowledge Management: the next generation (2006; UKeiG Training)
  • Conducting a knowledge and information audit (2005)
  • Innovative use of physical space for knowledge management (2004-2005)
  • Knowledge management: the basic concepts for workplace libraries (2003-2004)
  • People skills for delivering and implementing knowledge management (2003-2004; was: People skills for Knowledge Management Workshop)
  • Classification in a knowledge management context (2003)
  • Subject guide to the Internet: knowledge management resources (2001)

Other CILIP Training Courses

  • Nov 2020: Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Masterclass (The Knowledge Cafe now; POSTPONED)
  • Jul 2019: Knowledge Management Masterclass on ISO 30401 (organized by KIN – the Innovation Network; limited places for CILIP Leaders Network Members)
  • Nov 2018: Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Masterclass
  • Jun 2017: CILIP Recruiting and Developing Knowledge and Information Professionals Briefing
  • Nov 2016: Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Masterclass
  • Nov 2001: Seminar | Knowledge management and professional services: Realising and releasing the value of knowledge resources in professional services
  • Apr 2001: Seminar | Knowledge management and the professional body: Realising and releasing the value of knowledge resources in membership organisations


  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Conference (CILIP Conference)*
    (Incl. Knowledge & information management seminar)


K&IM Group Meetings

  • Nov 2020: Knowledge & Information Management (K&IM SIG) Awards 2020 (Keynote: Who needs knowledge professionals?)
  • Jun 2020: K&IM Annual General Meeting (virtual event)
  • Mar 2020: K&IM Professional Development Day (replaced by May/Jun webinar series) and Annual General Meeting (POSTPONED to June)
  • Feb 2020: K&IM Group winter meeting (lunch break: K&IM Annual General Meeting) (POSTPONED)
  • Nov 2019: Knowledge & Information Management Awards 2019 + Networking Cocktail
  • Oct 2019: Knowledge Management Standard ISO 30401 and latest on CILIP’s Knowledge Management Chartership (with BIALL’s East Midlands Legal Information Professionals); The deadliest sins of knowledge management (and how to avoid them) (with BCS Data Management SG)
  • Feb 2019: The CILIP Chartered Knowledge Manager Project plus K&IM’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Jan 2019: Book Launch: ‘Practical Knowledge and Information Management’
  • Dec 2018: Reverse Brainstorm Afternoon on The Value of Personae for KIM Professionals + Knowledge & Information Management 2018 Awards Evening
  • Nov 2018: Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the K&IM L&SE Branch
  • Oct 2018: Knowledge and Information Needs Analysis
  • Jun 2018: Visit to The Curve Library and Cultural Centre, Slough
  • Mar 2018: Visit to the English Folk Dance and Song Society Library and Archive
  • Feb 2018: K&IM Annual General Meeting
  • Dec 2017: Goldsmiths’ Company Library site visit
  • Nov 2017: Postal Museum Archive site visit; Information Law Update workshop; K&IM Annual General Meeting & Information Resources Awards Ceremony
  • Oct 2017: Visit to Royal Academy Library
  • Sep 2017: Visit to the Westminster Abbey Library
  • Jul 2017: Launch of the K&IM SIG (in conjunction with the CILIP Conference)

Chapter, SIG and other meetings/events

  • Jan 2020: Defining the Profession – open discussion
  • Dec 2019: Defining the Profession – open discussion
  • Jul 2017: The Implications of Blockchain for Knowledge Management and Information Management (Government Information Group)
  • Oct 2016: What is Knowledge Management and how can it improve healthcare? An introduction to knowledge management, knowledge sharing and innovation (Health Libraries Group)
  • Sep 2014: Talk: Knowledge, data and information in the organisation (London)
  • Dec 2008: Knowledge Management at the Environment Agency (UKeiG Intranet Managers Forum)
  • Jan 2008: The Business of Knowing (London)
  • Nov 2001: Knowledge Management in Action (City Information Group)
  • Oct 2000: Routes into Knowledge Management (City Information Group)
  • May 2000: Creating Communities Online (City Information Group)
  • Feb 1999: Knowledge management and the Labour Party (City Information Group)

Online Events

K&IM webinars (regordings might be available)

  • Jan 2021: “Toto, We’re not in Kansas anymore!” Moving outside your comfort zone to explore career opportunities as information professional; Mapping out your Knowledge Management journey; Digital transformation, learning and development and knowledge management: is the line blurring?
  • Dec 2020: (2x) Everything you always wanted to know about Knowledge Management (but were afraid to ask)
  • Oct 2020: Hybrid teams in the new normal; Practical ways to overcome procrastination and perfectionism; Grow your resilience quotient
  • Aug 2020: Everything you always wanted to know about IT and online (but were afraid to ask)
  • Jun 2020: ‘Professional Development Day’ webinar series – Part 2 (Knowledge Management and covid-19: new opportunities; Identifying b2b subscription vendors that have your best interests at heart; BS/ISO Knowledge Management standard: a key step to Knowledge Management’s legitimacy as a profession; Knowledge Café: What’s missing from Knowledge Management)
  • May 2020: ‘Professional Development Day’ webinar series – Part 1 (Supporting virtual communities of practice through the internal social media platform: case study; The Knowledge Management – Information Management confusion: does it matter; Striding down the pathway to corporate legitimacy)
  • Jul 2019: The (ISO 30401) Knowledge Management Cookbook – Masterchefs reveal all!
  • Apr 2019: (Potential) Employers’ perspective on the new Chartered Knowledge Manager
  • Mar 2019: Enabling the NHS workforce to incorporate knowledge mobilisation techniques (with CILIP Health Libraries Group SIG)
  • Feb 2019: Introduction to CILIP’s one day course on Good Practices in Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration
  • Sep 2018: Knowledge Services: How to expand your role and be successful
  • Jul 2018: Creating a taxonomy from scratch

Other CILIP webinars

  • May 2021: Knowledge Management and Culture Webinar – Part 2 (Government Information Group)
  • Apr 2021: Knowledge Management and Culture Webinar – Part 1 (Government Information Group)
  • Mar 2021: Knowledge Management during the Covid-19 pandemic (Government Information Group)
  • May 2020: Knowledge Management in a time of crisis – lessons learned from COVID-19 (CILIP)
  • Nov 2019: The power of conversation (CILIP North East)
  • Jun 2019: An introduction to conversational leadership
  • Jan 2019: Getting started with Chartership for Knowledge Management
  • Dec 2013: Knowledge Management Virtual Roundtable (Audio call only) (Commercial, Legal and Scientific Information Group) 7)

UKeIG Twitter Chats:

  • Sep 2017 (inaugural): Is Knowledge Management Our Way Forward?

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