September 26, 2017

UK-based CILIP Issues Statement of Solidarity & Support For Library & Information Workers Affected by Storms

The UK-based Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) issued the following statement today:

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) sends this message of solidarity and support to all library and information workers that have been affected by the recent severe weather events across the globe.

2017-09-13_08-20-38We have watched with mounting concern the unimaginable damage that has been done to communities across the world and our first hope is that people are safe from harm and that the most severe impacts recede quickly.

Looking ahead, we know that our library and information colleagues will be doing everything they can to help their communities make sense of these events and to begin to rebuild. We stand with you in this effort and are ready to offer whatever support we can.

In the longer-term, we believe that the global response to the impact of climate change on our environment must be evidence-based. Our profession has a role to play in supporting better, evidenced decision-making and in enabling dialogue so that we can work together worldwide with the hope of limiting such severe events in the future.

Nick Poole, Chief Executive
CILIP, the library and information association

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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