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Our Campaigns

CILIPS regularly run campaigns in support of our members, highlighting why libraries and librarians are essential in Scotland. Please also check out our series of guest blogs on Campaigning for Libraries, written by professionals and patrons who have been involved in recent library advocacy.

Green Libraries Week

Go Green at the library this Libraries Week! 2-8th October 2023.

Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. Each year we pick a theme and explore the innovative and surprising things that libraries are doing to support their communities.

In 2023, Libraries Week became Green Libraries Week! Between the 2nd and 8th October, we celebrated the work going on in libraries across Scotland and the rest of the UK focused on sustainability and climate change.

#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.


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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