Nick Poole




As the needs of information users change, so too must the skills of information professionals continue to adapt. In this keynote, CILIP Chief Executive Nick Poole will look at some of the trends that are likely to impact most on the information profession in the coming decade and how our skills, values and professional practice are changing to ensure that we are ready to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead.

About the speaker

Nick Poole is Chief Executive of CILIP, the UK’s library and information association. He is responsible for implementing the strategy set out by the Board of Trustees and CILIP President, building partnerships and championing the value and impact of information professionals.

Prior to working at CILIP, Nick was the CEO of the Collections Trust the UK standards body for museums and heritage. He has also worked in Government and the finance sector. Nick is currently a Trustee of Wikimedia UK, the UK chapter of the international Wikipedia movement.


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Antonia Arahova

“IFLA Division IV. Support Of The Profession. Managing Change In Education”


The CPDWL Section embraces all aspects of professional development and learning in the workplace in the period post-qualification to the end of a career. New developments and trends in information and communication technology, higher expectations of users, requirements of employers and managers of libraries and information service organisations and competition from information professionals in the broader information industry emphasize the imperative for associations and institutions to be ‘learning organisations’ and develop their staff by providing opportunities for continuing professional development and training in the workplace; and for individuals to be responsible for their own career planning and development.


About the Speaker

Antonia Arahova is responsible for International Relations at the National Library of Greece and holds Chair IV at IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions), dedicated to education. She has carried out research about the role of female librarians in Greece and co-authored, together with Sarantos Kapidakis, several articles on library management, marketing and promotion.

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Save the Date: EUROLIS Seminar 2017

Fit for purpose: Skills for tomorrow’s information professionals


What changes will the future bring to the library and information profession? © Public Domain

Save the date! This year’s seminar is starting to take shape. Here is the theme of the event:

Will your professional skills be fit for purpose in the future? Find out at this year’s seminar where we will debate the future challenges facing information professionals. Chaired by Nick Poole, chief executive of CILIP, the seminar will be held on Friday, 17 November 2017.

We will post further information about the programme over the upcoming months.

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EUROLIS seminar 2016

LIBRARIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS – caring for the whole community

Here are some impressions of this year’s EUROLIS seminar.

The seminar took place on Friday 25 November in the Goethe-Institut London. It was organised by EUROLIS and the International Library and Information Group (ILIG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). It was chaired by Martyn Wade, Chair of the CILIP Board and Chair of FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Advisory Committee) Committee of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

We would like to thank all speakers, partners and supporters!

Take a look at some of our speaker’s presentations here.


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SEMINAR 2016 ‘Libraries and human rights – caring for the whole community’

Copyright: Loredana La Rocca

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LIBRARIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS – caring for the whole community

EUROLIS invites you to a one-day seminar focusing on the role of libraries in the fight for human rights. Libraries have always been about enabling access to information, but how do we guarantee that everyone can benefit? We have invited leading experts from UK, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Germany to present current projects and share their experiences and ideas with the audience.

The event is organised by EUROLIS (the consortium of librarians from European cultural institutes in London) and the International Library and Information Group (ILIG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

The seminar will be chaired by Martyn Wade, Chair of the CILIP Board and Chair of FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Advisory Committee) Committee of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

Click here to see photos and biographies of our speakers as well as abstracts of what they want to talk about!

Click here for a timetable of all talks.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share the event with your friends and colleagues!


Fri 25 Nov | 9:30am – 4:30pm| £60 (£50 conc.; £25 extra conc. for library science students) including lunch | At the Goethe-Institut London | Tickets are available on Eventbrite


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EUROTOOLBOX launch 2016/2017

EUROTOOLBOX launch 2016/2017

The launch took place on Tuesday 12 July at Brighton Jubilee Children’s Library. The new collection of children’s books in 7 languages was launched as part of the CILIP Conference in Brighton on Tuesday 12 July. The books including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish language books have been on display in the Brighton Jubilee Children’s Library until 26 August.


You can download each collection brochure here:


Find about more about the Eurotoolbox here:

Eurolis / About us

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Eurotoolbox – what is that?

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SEMINAR 2015 ‘Keeping connected – how libraries use social media’

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Copyright: Enno Kapitza

A one day seminar organised by EUROLIS, the consortium of librarians of European Cultural Institutes in London and CILIP.

The seminar studied how librarians across Europe are making use of social media for public relations and to attract new users. Leading experts, coming from the main European countries, shared their experience and ideas with the audience.

Chair of the Conference and Speaker: Presentation Phil Bradley, United Kingdom

Overview speakers EUROLIS seminar 2015:

Presentation Cristina Bambini and Tatiana Wakefield, Italy
Presentation Sina Schröder, Germany
Presentation Nieves González Fernández-Villavicencio, Spain
Presentation Rui Zink, Portugal
Presentation Romain Gaillard, France

Download the EUROLIS seminar 2015 programme. Presentations raised and discussed such questions as:

– What are the different uses of social media for libraries
– Interaction with library members
– Animating communities in public libraries
– Developing social media channels for a library network

COMPETITION: Do you want to join us for this year`s EUROLIS seminar ‘Keeping connected – how libraries use social media’? Show us how creative you can be in 140 characters. Tweet #EUROLIS2015 and tell us your social media strategy for libraries in one tweet. All tweets will go into a draw to win free attendance at the EUROLIS seminar 2015. Good luck!’

Fri 27 Nov | 09.30am – 04.30pm | £60 – conc £50 incl. lunch | La Médiathèque


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