Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, also known as CILIP, is a UK-based professional organisation.
The organisation provides a selection of sub-groups, which cover various specialities within the profession. As well as support in job hunting, training, networking opportunities, accreditation of university courses, and represents the profession to other official bodies, e.g., Government.
CILIP also provides support and approval of Chartership and Fellowship status to its professional members and of Certification for para-professionals. CILIP is the successor organization to the original (British) Library Association.