Call for "everyday activism" conference papers

At CILIP Conference 2020 we will be championing “everyday activism”, those things that library, information and knowledge workers are proactively doing to bring about positive social change.

In a dedicated “everyday activism” session on November 4th, we want to profile three projects, programmes or campaigns that have the objective of bringing about positive change at their heart.

We would like to hear from individuals, teams, groups or networks working in the library, information and knowledge sector who are addressing at least one of the following areas:

  • Social Justice
  • Decolonisation
  • Sustainability
These three areas correspond to the six priorities in CILIP’s Changing Lives Position Paper.
If selected, you will be invited to give a short presentation on November 4th (during the CILIP conference in Southport).
You will find guidelines for submissions at
A selection of the entries we receive will be published on our website, social media platforms, email newsletters and/or Information Professional magazine.
Please read the following disclaimer and tick the box below it if you consent to your entry being used in the manner outlined:
I give permission for CILIP to use my entry as a case study that addresses one or more of the 6 priority areas set out in Libraries, Information and Knowledge Change Lives Position Paper. I understand that the case study might be published on social media (including Twitter and Facebook) and communications relating to the Position Paper and/or CILIP Conference 2020 (including the website and email newsletter). I understand that websites and other online media can be seen throughout the world, and not just in the U.K. where U.K. law applies.

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