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Title: Creating the role of President in a new unified professional body


1
Creating the role of President in a new unified
professional body
Reading University Library Training Hour
  • Sheila Corrall
  • Director of Academic Support Services
  • University of Southampton
  • President
  • CILIP

2
Reading University Library Training Hour
  • Creating the role of President in
  • a new unified professional body
  • Unification
  • Mission, goals and activities
  • Structure and governance
  • Presidential role

3
A new unified professional body
  • Chartered Institute of
  • Library and Information
  • Professionals
  • formed on 1 April 2002
  • 24,000 members in all sectors
  • brings together The Library Association
  • and the Institute of Information Scientists
  • action plan for transitional period from
  • April 2002 to December 2004
  • new qualifications, new codes, new branches, new
    subscriptions, new website, etc

4
Unification
  • Rationale
  • Convergence of interests
  • Overlap in membership
  • Sufficient executive staff
  • Pooling of resources
  • Strength in numbers
  • Single authoritative voice

5
Mission statement
  • CILIPs Mission is to . . .
  • set, maintain, monitor and promote standards of
    excellence in the creation, management,
    exploitation and sharing of information and
    knowledge resources
  • support the principle of equality of access to
    information, ideas and works of the imagination
    which it affirms is fundamental to a thriving
    economy, democracy, culture and civilisation
  • enable its Members to achieve and maintain the
    highest professional standards in all aspects of
    delivering an information service, both for the
    professional and the public good.

6
Goals
  • CILIP aims to
  • position the library and information profession
    at the heart of the information society
  • develop and enhance the roles and skills of
    members
  • present and champion those skills (including new
    skills acquired through continuing professional
    development)
  • ensure that individuals, enterprises and
    not-for-profit organisations have ready and
    timely access to the information they need
  • through EDUCATION, ENTERPRISE, ADVOCACY

7
Offerings
  • Membership benefits
  • Framework of qualifications and accredited
    courses
  • Monthly magazine and choice of two journals
  • Appointments bulletin and recruitment agency
  • Briefings, conferences, exhibitions, training
    events
  • Discounted books, directories and training
    packages
  • Lobbying, policy development, professional advice
  • EDUCATION, ENTERPRISE, ADVOCACY

8
Awards
  • Rewarding good practice, promoting excellence
  • Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals (YLG)
  • Whitaker Reference Awards (reference works,
    bibliographies, indexes ISG, MITG, CIG, SocInd)
  • Jason Farradane Award (information work)
  • Emerald Public Relations and Publicity Awards
    (eg campaigns, materials, partnerships PPRG)
  • Libraries Change Lives Award (CSG)
  • Robinson Medal (paraprofessional staff)
  • e-Learning Community Prize (Ufi learndirect)
  • Tony Strix Kent Award (information retrieval)

9
Structure
  • Membership
  • Fellow
  • Member
  • Associate
  • Affiliate
  • Supporting
  • Institutional
  • Executive
  • Chief Executives Directorate
  • Member Services Directorate
  • CILIP Enterprises
  • Governance
  • Council
  • Honorary Officers
  • Executive Board
  • Home Nations Forum
  • Executive Advisory Groups
  • Committees
  • Panels and Boards
  • Working Groups
  • National and Regional Branches (eg Berks, Bucks
    Oxon)
  • Special Interest Groups (eg UCR)
  • Organisations in Liaison

10
Governance
  • Equal Opportunities and Diversity Panel
  • Membership, Recruitment and Retention Panel
  • Ethics Panel
  • Facet Advisory Panel
  • Training and Development Panel
  • Boards
  • Chartership Board
  • Accreditation Board
  • Enterprise Board
  • Update Editorial Board
  • Committees
  • Policy Development
  • Professional Practice
  • Professional Development
  • Disciplinary
  • Panels
  • Youth and Schools Panel
  • Post-16 Learning Panel
  • Public Libraries Panel
  • Workplace and Information Services Panel
  • International Panel
  • Preservation and Conservation Panel

11
Presidential role
  • Ceremonial duties
  • Attending events
  • Hosting receptions
  • Proposing toasts
  • Making speeches
  • Launching initiatives
  • Presenting awards
  • Reading lessons
  • Professional activities
  • Advising executive
  • Leading discussions
  • Influencing policy
  • Shaping drafts
  • Delivering papers
  • Initiating debate
  • Stimulating thinking

12
Presidential role
  • Personal priorities
  • Concentrate on professional engagement
    and reduce ceremonial function
  • Interact with newer and younger members
    and with students and educators (eg visit
    Schools)
  • Contribute to conferences and meetings
    with key issues flagged for discussion
  • Select areas for action that cut across the
    traditional boundaries of the profession
  • see Investiture of the President
    www.cilip.org.uk/about/pres001.html

13
Presidential role
  • Continuing challenges
  • Balancing CILIP activities with University
    business
  • Deciding which invitations to accept and reject
  • Finding time to be proactive as well as
    responsive
  • Departing from past practice of LA Presidents
  • Achieving reasonable spread across sectors, eg
    through cross-cutting issues
  • role of the profession in developing information
    capability among user communities
  • reasons for shortage of candidates for leadership
    positions in the profession

14
Presidents diary
  • March
  • Launch event, Shakespeares UnderGlobe, London
  • April
  • Council induction and investiture, London
    (speech)
  • CILIP CDG Presidential Reception, London
  • CILIP NI / LAI Joint Conference, Belfast (paper)
  • Meetings with Professional Advisers and others to
    discuss information literacy and website, London
  • May
  • Launch event, CILIP Scotland conference, Peebles

15
Presidents diary
  • May
  • NMDC seminar on Leading Culture, London
  • Carnegie / Greenaway shortlist party, Wimbledon
  • British Library First Annual Literary Dinner,
    London
  • June
  • Meeting with consultants on CILIP website, London
  • CILIP BBOB AGM and dinner, Oxford (presentation)
  • DCMS workshop on public library strategy, London
  • Library Information Show, London (reception)
  • CILIP PTEG AGM, London (presentation)
  • Bournemouth public library opening

16
Presidents diary
  • July
  • FIL Conference, Exeter (opening address)
  • Parliamentary Group on Libraries, London (speech)
  • Reading University Library Training Hour (talk)
  • CILIP Skills and Competencies Steering Group
  • The Queens Garden Party, Buckingham Palace
  • UCL Library Training Hour, London (presentation)
  • August
  • IFLA Conference, Glasgow
  • Service of Thanksgiving (reading)
  • British Council reception (speech)

17
Presidents diary
  • September
  • ELIPP Meet the Presidents day (presentation)
  • October
  • PLA Conference, Chester (presentation)
  • CILIP AGM and Members Day, London (paper etc)
  • November
  • CILIP Gala Awards, London
  • Unity in Diversity Conference, London (paper)

18
Sheila Corrall, President Email
S.M.Corrall_at_soton.ac.uk
Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Professionals 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E
7AE Telephone 020 7255 0500 Fax 020 7255
0501 Textphone 020 7255 0505 Email info_at_cilip.
org.uk Website www.cilip.org.uk
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