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October 2019 K&IM Newsletter

The latest copy of the K&IM Newsletter can be found here.

Winners of the K&IM Information Resources Award

The winners of this years Information Resources Award have been announced here.

Reminder - Webinar: Privacy and Online Safety in an Information Management Environment - 10 October 2019

To book your place on this webinar please click here.

Reminder - Joint K&IM & EMLIP event at Shoosmiths, Nottingham: KM Standard ISO 30401 and latest on CILIP's KM Chartership - 24 October 2019

Spaces are still available for this event. For more information and to book your place - please click here

Reminder - Free event at BCS, London: "The deadliest sins of knowledge management" - 28 October 2019

Way back in 1998 when knowledge management was still quite small, Liam Fahey and Larry Prusak published an article titled The eleven deadliest sins of knowledge management. Since 1998 KM has grown up: the first ever international KM standard was published in 2018, CILIP launched a Chartered Knowledge Manager accreditation and KM has found its way into hundreds of organisations, books and courses.

For more information and to book your place - please click here

ISKO UK Conference 2019

This was the 6th ISKO UK biennial conference. Information from the conference can be found here.

K&IM Walford Award Winner 2019 Announced

We are delighted to announce that Paul Corney is the recipient of the K&IM Walford Award 2019. Paul is a well-respected knowledge management (KM) expert and guru who has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge management services. 

Paul is dedicated to improving professional recognition of KM. He has been selfless in his support for CILIP in its aim of becoming the UK and international body for KM. He is committed and tireless in promoting KM initiatives not only in the UK but also abroad - particularly in the Middle and Far East. Paul is recognised as an international high profile KM leader. Paul will be presented with his Award at the CILIP K&IM Awards Evening on 13th November 2019 at CILIP HQ (registration details below). Please do join us to celebrate with Paul. This year the K&IM Walford Award is sponsored by CB Resourcing.


Draft British Standards about Data for review

Members are advised there are two draft standards out for review and comment:

BS10102-1 Guidelines on data-driven organisations
BS 10102-2 Guidelines on data-intensive projects 

Please click the link to read and provide comment by 31 October 2019

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2019 

Workshops 14 October 2019

Conference 15 & 16 October 2019

Location - Olympia, London

Get K&IM discount 25% when booking (conference only, not workshops) with code KIM25
For more information and to book please go to


One of the keynote speakers is Nick Poole


Information Manager of the Year Award 2019

CILIP Special Interest Groups the Knowledge and Information Management Group (K&IM) and the UK e-information Group (UKeiG), are pleased to announce a joint call for nominations for the Information Manager of the Year Award 2019.

Nominations should be received no later than 5 pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

The award is given in recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of knowledge and information management through their work and professionalism by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

***Demonstrating excellence in the use of knowledge and information management techniques in the workplace***

***Raising awareness of the value and impact of knowledge and information management in the workplace and the wider library and information profession***

***Making a major contribution to the theory and practice of knowledge and information management***

Key characteristics that the judging panel will look for in nominations are innovation, initiative, originality and practicality.

Nominations should take the form of a short description (a document of no more than two or three sides of A4) of how the nominee has excelled, together with full contact details of both the nominee and the nominator. Do not forget to include any documentary evidence, references or links to content which may support the nomination.

Nominations for the 2019 Award should be emailed with the documentation to:

John Wickenden – Secretary UKeiG
cc-ed to Gary Horrocks - UKeiG administrator and
Sue Silcocks – Treasurer UKeiG
Anne Fraser - Secretary K&IM

The closing date for nominations is 5 pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

The winning trophy and certificate will be presented at an awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 13th November 2019. There will be a keynote presentation and wine and nibbles. You can register online here

The winner of the 2018 Information Manager of the Year Award 2018 winner was Virginia Power, BSc. (Hons), MSc., M.Ed. PGCE, FHEA. She is a Lecturer and PhD student in Information Science and Management at UWE Bristol (University of West England). Virginia has been an information specialist for over thirty-five years working in a variety of library and information services settings including schools, FE, HE and the public sector. She has also been an advisor and consultant with Jisc. She has an interest in open educational resources, metadata, digitisation and preservation.

For more information about K&IM and UKeiG please go to:


CILIP members can join any CILIP Special Interest Group for free. Visit for more information.

Spring K&IM REFER now available


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Information Resources and Walford Awards 2019

Nominations for both awards are now open! For more information please click here 

We are recruiting

The K&IM Committee is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic CILIP member to join our friendly and vibrant Committee as our Training and Events Lead. We seek someone to lead the delivery of our quality programme, working with a small team and supported by other members of the Committee. The role also involves liaising with CILIP and other SIGs to ensure complementary events, working collaboratively to jointly host events of interest to more than one SIG where appropriate. To minimise travel time the K&IM Committee works virtually using Zoom as well as face to face. Full job description and details of how to apply are available here. Please contact Anne Fraser for more details.


The K&IM Committee is searching for a new Treasurer. This is an Officer role for the Committee. Our current Treasurer will remain in position through 2019 but we would welcome someone new joining us now so that you have the chance to shadow them and transition smoothly into the role. We are a friendly and vibrant committee with a lot happening. This is a great chance to join the K&IM committee and be fully briefed in the role before taking the reins. Full job description and details of how to apply are available here. Please contact Anne Fraser for more details. 

K&IM Committee Minutes - March 2019


The (unapproved) minutes for the virtual committee meeting held on 7 March 2019 can be found here.


Bursary available for the 2019 CILIP Conference 3-4 July, Manchester

Apply now for a bursary to attend the CILIP Conference 2019 in Manchester 3-4 July. Please click here for more information.

Deadline for submission is 5pm Friday 19 April 2019.


Information as Asset Report Launched!

Information IS an Asset. This was the key takeaway message that CILIP and its project partners KPMG, CIO Connect and IK Springboard wantedattendees to take away from the launch of the position paper "Information as an Asset: Today's Board Agenda".  The launch event, hosted by KPMG at their offices in Canary Wharf on 14th February was attended by 70 plus senior figures in the information world representing a multitude of different organisations. After a welcome and introduction from Anna Purchas, Partner and Head of People, KPMG, the afternoon started with an insightful presentation from Jennifer Rigby, Chief Information Officer, Lloyds of London. Project board member Sandra Ward followed with an introduction to the report itself. Thought-provoking presentations from Dr Apurva Sinha, Head of Innovation and Information Management, Network Rail and Mr James Freed, Health Education England followed. The event ended with a lively panel discussion with some challenging questions from the audience. The feedback, both at the event, and afterwards has been overwhelmingly positive, with people keen to deliver the message to senior management and their organisations that a great information management strategy is key to success. To download your free copy of the report, read more about the project, find backgrounder documents, the presentations from the day, and links to information management resources go to

The K&IM SIG will be rolling out more information and events linked to this important report in the next months so keep watching this space for more news!

K&IM AGM Minutes - February 2019

The AGM minutes can be found here


K&IM Committee Minutes - November 2018


The minutes for the committee meeting in Nov 2018 can be found here


Winter K&IM REFER now available


Head over to the publications page to view.


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