CILIPS Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland
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Mission Statement

CILIP in Scotland works in partnership with CILIP to advocate the value of library and information professionals’ skills to society and to support members of CILIP in Scotland in attaining and retaining professional qualifications.

Our purpose and mission form the foundation of our charitable status with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) while our Rules and Regulations set out our constitutional and legal status:

  • To support the principle of equality of access to information, ideas and works of imagination, as fundamental elements of Scotland’s economy, democracy, culture and civilisation;
  • To enable members to achieve and maintain the highest professional standards in all aspects of delivering library and information services for the good of the people of Scotland; and
  • To work with relevant Scottish organisations and CILIP to set, maintain and promote standards of excellence in the creation, management, exploitation and sharing of information and knowledge resources in Scotland.