Commissioned research

CILIP on occasion commissions research, surveys or other pieces of work to develop our evidence base for policy and advocacy. 


Value of trained information professionals

In 2015, the University of Salford was commissioned to undertake a piece of research to identify what evidence exists to support the employment of trained and professionally registered library, information and knowledge professionals. 

Workforce Mapping

In 2014, CILIP and the Archives Records Association (UK & Ireland) (ARA) commissioned Edinburgh Napier University to undertake major research to map the workforce across the Library, Archives, Records, Information and Knowledge Management Services and related professions in the United Kingdom.

Information management: mission critical

In December 2014, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) commissioned Linda Berube to undertake a “small-scale research project”. The purpose of this project was to:

  • Review the CILIP list of Key Published Information Management (IM) Resources.
  • Assess it for evidence of trends in the interest and impact of strategic information management in organisations.