The Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG) aims to reward and promote excellence in professional practice. To this end, ARLG sponsors two awards at national level: The Alison Northover Bursary and the ARLG Innovation Award.
This £750 bursary is awarded to commemorate the contribution to librarianship made by Alison Northover, Deputy Head of Reader Services in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and committee member and Treasurer of the University, College and Research Group of what was then the Library Association. Alison died aged 48 in July 1997. She was committed to professional development, both for herself and for others.
This award is intended to reward and support an individual, group or team pursuing innovation and excellence in the broad area of learning and teaching, and learner support, within academic, national or research libraries. Relevant activity is defined very broadly and might involve one—or a combination—of the following: