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CILIP Professional Registration - Library Support Group: Fellowship

Professional Registration - Fellowship [FCLIP]

"Fellowship is the highest level of Professional Registration and if you have substantial achievement in professional practice, hold a senior position in your organisation, or have made a significant contribution to the Information Professions, then this is the level for you. Fellowship is a great way to evaluate the impact you have had on your organisation and the wider profession."

Taken from CILIP website -

Fellowship Handbook

Assessment Criteria for Fellowship

There are three main assessment criteria which you should bear in mind throughout your fellowship process:

  1. Identify areas for improvement in your personal performance, undertake activities to develop skills, apply these in practice, and reflect on the process and outcomes
  2. Examine the organisational context of your work and evidence substantial achievement in professional practice
  3. Establish your commitment to, and enhance your knowledge of, the information profession in order to make a significant contribution to all or part of the profession

What Should Be In Your Portfolio

Your portfolio needs to be submitted using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The structure and layout is flexible: you can use whichever style you prefer, but you must make sure that it is clear and easy for the assessors to navigate and assess.

A submission must consist of:

  • A reflective evaluative statement (a maximum of 1,000 words in length)
  • Supporting evidence pieces
  • The completed online PKSB self-assessment form (available from the CILIP website) - includes 2 rating columns: one from the start of the process, one from the end
  • A Mentor Completion form for Certification and Chartership Candidates. Fellowship candidates provide two letters of support for their application, one of which should be written by their mentor.
  • A copy of your  CV
  • An annotated job description for your current role

You can upload content and assemble it into a submission in the CILIP Portfolio side of the Virtual Learning Environment. This can then be shared with your mentor before you submit so they can see your portfolio in full before it is sent in for assessment.

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