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CILIPS Commitment to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

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CILIPS Commitment to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

CILIP Scotland commits to the following actions:

  • To support the CILIP Changing Lives programme, by applying all actions as relevant to Scotland and promoting its principles to our membership.
  • To support CILIP’s anti-racism policy.
  • To amend the election process for the Board to promote greater representation of professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds in our leadership and governance, with an aspirational target of 10% representation on the CILIPS Board by 2022.
  • Explore the creation of a volunteer role for a CILIPS EDI Liaison Officer to act as a bridge between the CILIPS membership and Board/staff – making recommendations and/or raising concerns anonymously.
  • To establish regular communication links with CILIP BAME, LGBTQ+ and Disability Network committees to ensure that Scotland is part of their scope.
  • Undertake ongoing consultation with our membership on issues relating to EDI and actively encouraging feedback and engagement.
  • Sharing good practice with all our members including banks of resources e.g. case studies, examples of international best practice and evidence.
  • Ensure our event programming is inclusive and diverse including setting targets/baselines for representation.
  • Ensure our campaigns, communications and all other activities celebrate diversity and inclusion.

In the above policy we use ‘ethnic minority groups’ to refer to all ethnic groups except the ‘White British’ group. Ethnic minorities include white minorities, such as Gypsy,  Roma and Irish Traveller groups.  

This policy will be reviewed regularly, and terminology will be updated as required  and in liaison with diversity networks.  

Policy Approved: September 2021

Review date: September 2022 (then every 2 years)

We welcome feedback on our ongoing EDI work from our members and the wider library and information community – if you have any comments or suggestions to share, please add them anonymously to this padlet page or email us anytime at

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