About the Award

The successful candidate is free to put together their own programme of visits although help and advice will be available.

The ESU has a network of international branches and, where possible, the candidate is encouraged to take up hospitality with branches and attend local ESU events. The successful candidate is expected to cover further incidental costs. Normally the visit lasts about 2-3 weeks and takes place during the Autumn.

Follow the link below to access the ESU webpages on the Travelling Librarian Award.

A professional development opportunity

On return, the successful candidate will be expected to give some presentations and produce a short report. Past recipients have found the study tour a rewarding personal and professional experience which has often helped advance their career.

The English-Speaking Union aims to strengthen international understanding through a variety of cultural and educational programmes and scholarships. As part of its international policy, CILIP aims to provide opportunities for members to enrich their professional lives by sharing experience and expertise with overseas colleagues.

If you have any queries contact: Guy Daines, Head of Policy, CILIP guy.daines@cilip.org.uk 020 7255 0632

Previous Winners

2014's Travelling Librarian was Elizabeth Williams, a subject librarian at Goldsmith's University of London. Elizabeth visited the University of Pretoria to explore their HE outreach activities especially in regard to the promotion of literacies. Her study trip took place in early March 2015. Her report is posted below.

You will find the reports of earlier winners in the links below.