CILIP 2017 in Manchester

19. July 2017

Jürgen Küssow took part in the annual conference of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) in Manchester on 5 and 6 July 2017. CILIP is the British professional organisation for librarians, IT experts and knowledge management specialists which resulted from the merger of the Library Association with the Institute of Information Scientists. The program offers participants an extensive array of practically oriented workshops as well as featuring keynote speeches by prominent experts from the library and information sector.

This year was particularly exciting as the Director of the Library of Congress from the USA took part in the conference and held an impressive speech in which she discussed among other things the impact of fake news on the work of librarians and the challenges which librarians currently face as a result.