Future proofing the health library and information profession through research: the CILIP Agenda.

Margaret Haines


This paper describes the work undertaken by the
Chartered lnstitute of Library and lnformation
Professionals (ClLlP) to address the concerns of the
health library and information community and in
particular to address the concerns of this group for
support ln becoming a more research-active
profession. CILIP appointed a Health Executlve
Advisory Group to address these issues and its report,
"Future Proofing the Profession", and its
recommendations in relation to research, are
considered in this paper, alongside the
recommendations relating to research made by an
earlier CILIP PolicyAdvisory Group on the Knowledge
Economy. ClLlPi response to the report including the
establishment of a HEAG lmplementation Group is
also described and the work of CILIP and its'special
interest groups in addressing the research issues of the
HEAG report are outlined.


CILIP; health library; Health Executive Advisory Group; research; knowledge economy

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