CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award highlights and rewards partnership work that changes lives, brings people together and demonstrates innovation and creativity. 

The award is organised by CILIP's Community, Diversity and Equality Group and recent winners include Surrey Libraries' Domestic Violence, How Surrey Libraries Can Help, Kent Library and Archives Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties and The City of Edinburgh’s HMP Edinburgh Library Partnership.

The 2014 winner, Northamptonshire Libraries' Enterprise Hubs, was announced by William Sieghart at CILIP’s Big Day event on 20 September. 

Libraries Change Lives Award: 2014 winner and finalists

The Enterprise Hubs initiative at Northamptonshire Library & Information Service has been awarded the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award for 2015, from a shortlist of three outstanding library partnership projects. 

A short film and a series of photographs show each project in action.

Libraries Change Lives Award past winners and finalists

Over the years we have had some fantastic winners, doing amazing things in their communities. Here are details of the most recent winners and finalists.

Award criteria and eligibility

Our judges, from the CILIP Community, Diversity and Equality Group, are keen to promote social justice through the use of library, information and knowledge services to empower people and improve their quality of life.

We welcome entries from any sector (e.g. academic, government, public, prison and school libraries) demonstrating how you have helped to improve people's lives via a particular project, service or partnership. 

Enter now for 2015

The CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award is accepting applications for 2015. Now in its 24rd year the award highlights and rewards library, information and knowledge services and projects that changes lives and demonstrates innovation and creativity.

The entry period has been extended until 5pm, 8 May 2015