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Our Campaigns

CILIP in Scotland regularly run campaigns in support of our members and highlighting their value. Below are some of the recent ones as well as examples of successful campaigns run by others.

You can also check out our series of guest blogs on Campaigning for Libraries, written by people who have been involved in library advocacy and campaigning over the past few years.

#LibrariesAreEssential – Scotland’s Stories

#LibrariesAreEssential Scotland's Stories logo, with white text on a blue library background

With 2022 as Scotland’s Year of Stories, we gathered together stories from people of all ages and backgrounds, from every corner of the country and beyond, to show how #LibrariesAreEssential to Scotland’s story: past, present and future.


This campaign in the run-up to the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2021 showcased why #LibrariesAreEssential in Scotland to literacy, learning, health & wellbeing, and so much more. Click here to browse our evidence banks, supportive quotes and creative responses.


Health Librarians Add Value

Showcasing the ways in which health librarians contribute to and support healthcare in Scotland with NES Knowledge Services.


The Right Decision

A campaign to highlight how NHS Scotland librarians provide evidence for the right decision, for the right person, at the right time.


Facts Matter

In the lead up to the General Election on June 8th 2017, CILIP called on all political parties across the UK to commit to a public declaration that ‘Facts Matter’.



This campaign sought to influence candidates standing in local government elections and called on those who use or work in libraries to get involved in advocating the benefits and value our libraries deliver.


Scotland’s Libraries: Inspiration for the Nation

Our campaign in the lead up to the May 2016 Holyrood elections.


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