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The Anthony Thompson Award - a long-established CILIP award which we manage on CILIP's behalf. 

Anthony Thompson Award 

This award, usually made every three years, enables a qualified library and information professional from outside the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) to visit and study some aspects of UK library and information work for two to three weeks.

Anthony Thompson was the first full-time Secretary-General of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from 1962 to 1970.  Following his death, in 1979, a trust fund was set up for the study of international and comparative librarianship. This is is the origin of the Anthony Thompson Award.

The Award is a CILIP award, managed for CILIP by ILIG. It was first awarded in 1983.  and has been made, usually every three years, since.

Avis Holder, the Project Manager (Digitization) in the Library Archiving Unit for the Office of the Parliament for Trinidad and Tobago, is the  Anthony Thompson Award Winner for 2016

Her visit to the UK is planned for July 2016 when she will be have the opportunity to attend the CILIP Conference in Brighton and benefit from hearing the expert speakers and meeting librarians from throughout the UK.

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