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UKeiG and K&IM announce the 2019 Information Manager of the Year Award

Posted By John A. Wickenden, 02 October 2019

CILIP Special Interest Groups the Knowledge and Information Management Group (K&IM) and the UK e-information Group (UKeiG), are delighted to announce that the joint winners of the 2019 Information Manager of the Year Award are Liz Hunwick, Library Services Manager and Sarah Lanney, Library Resources Manager at Basildon Healthcare Library, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust.

The award is given in recognition of a individuals who have made a significant contribution to the discipline of knowledge and information management through their work and professionalism. Their work raising awareness of the value and impact of knowledge and information management in their organisation was praised by the judging panel.

The winning trophy and certificate will be presented at the K&IM awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 13th November 2019 5 pm to 8.15 pm.

You can register to attend for free online at:

Becca Parrott, Clinical Outreach Librarian at Harlow Healthcare Library, Princess Alexandra Hospital nominated Liz and Sarah for the award: “When they took on the management of Harlow Healthcare Library as well as maintaining management of Basildon Healthcare Library; Liz and Sarah embarked on an epic journey modernising library services; revamping resources; training and recruiting library staff; rebranding and promoting library and information services to staff who were previously unaware that a library even existed.  They have both consistently gone above and beyond for their staff, service users, and our profession, and I am incredibly pleased they are being recognised for this. They’ve shown dedication, tenacity and endurance, combined with the strategic prowess required to align Harlow Healthcare Library  to national objectives (such as Knowledge for Healthcare and the NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF), whilst identifying and meeting the needs of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust staff and the goals of the executive team."

Andy Morris, Chief Medical Officer at the Trust, said: “Harlow Healthcare Library has grown into an effective library and knowledge service, supporting clinicians and managers in their work and underpinning the practice of evidence-based healthcare in the Trust. The HHL team deserve a big thank you for their hard work in raising the quality of the service, which benefits not only our staff, but in the long-term is a huge asset in the care of our patients.”

To attend the awards ceremony book here:

Programme in brief

5.00           Registration, networking, wine and nibbles

5.45           Welcome, Denise Carter, Chair K&IM

5.50           David Stewart, CILIP President

6.00           Walford lecture by Sue Lacey Bryant – 2018 winner of the Walford Award

6.45           Awards presentation

7.30           Networking, wine and nibbles

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