The Youth Libraries Group Scotland of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Librarian and Information Professionals) is the organisation of choice for librarians, information professionals and all those working in Scotland with or interested in children's and young people's books, reading development, the promotion of libraries and reading for pleasure.
Our members come from public libraries, schools, school library services, colleges, universities and early years’ settings. We also welcome and have many student, non-working and international members. As one of the twelve groups across the United Kingdom, we form one of the largest and liveliest special interest groups in CILIP.
YLG operate the prestigious Carnegie and Greenaway Children’s Book Awards and YLG Scotland committee members can be nominated to sit on the judge’s panel. The Carnegie and Greenaway Children’s Book Awards is the oldest children’s book awards in the UK and the only one where professional librarians from across the UK nominate books and elect the winners. There are opportunities to organise, manage and participate in our training days and CPD courses which could help towards Chartered status or revalidation. We also have members that sit on the YLG national committee, CILIPS Consultative Council and Trustee Board.
If you are interested in joining, please contact any of the Committee members, our details are on the Committee page.