Sunday, April 23, 2006

Info NeoGnostic (which must win an award for a great blog name) links to a discussion on Freepint about the worth of CILIP to us librarians. Admittedly a number of them are complaining because they work in commercial libraries which they believe CILIP ignores but it doesn't do much for us public librarians. I spent around a hundred pounds getting Chartered, only to find that increasingly I'm seeing management jobs being advertised where Chartership doesn't seem to be a pre-requisite. Meanwhile CILIP are belt-tightening at their plush central London HQ because of a budget shortfall. If the subscription wasn't tax deductable I'm not sure I'd bother paying membership each year.


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