Ethics and values

Ethics and values are placed at the centreis of CILIP's Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB). They should underpin the work of practitioners in the sector.

Ethical principles will include legal requirements but extends to expectations of professional behaviours (shared with other professions) and specialist practice (what would pertain only to a library, information or knowledge professional). CILIP has developed a set of Ethical Principles for Library, Information and Knowledge Professionals. 

The PKSB is your map of the knowledge and skills in the library, information and knowledge professions. Use it as a self-assessment tool for professional development and to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers. It is also a framework for skills analysis, staff training and development plans.

Blog posts


CILIP Privacy Briefing 2017 Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Privacy Seminar Monday, 9 October 2017
Ethically Speaking Monday, 9 October 2017
Mentor Training Wednesday, 9 August 2017
SLG Regional Event: Teachmeet Friday, 30 June 2017