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The K&IM Awards 2020

Knowledge and Information Management Group 

Information Resources Awards 2020

Have you spotted a notable information resource  recently?

If you did, why not nominate it for the Knowledge and Information Management Group Information Resources Awards 2020 

We are looking for outstanding information resources, whether in print or electronic format, that are available and relevant to the knowledge, information management, library and information sector in the UK.  Electronic nominations can be in the form of website, e-book, blog, training programme, etc. 

Closing date for nominations is 31st July 2020 

Submit your nominations on our website  

For further information contact Amanda Duffy at 

Knowledge and Information Management 
Walford Award


Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and information management services in the UK?


If you do, why not nominate them for the Knowledge and Information Management Walford Award 2020 

Nominations are welcome from anyone who knows and respects the work of the nominee. 

Nominations close on 15th August 2020 

Submit your nominations on our website 

For further information contact Amanda Duffy at

The K&IM and 
UKeIG Information Manager of the Year 20

This annual award is jointly presented by CILIP’s special interest groups - Knowledge and Information Management (K&IM) and UK E information Group (UKeIG) 

It is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the discipline through their work and professionalism by meeting one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Excellence in the use of information management techniques throughout the workplace 

  • Raising the awareness by example of information management with the workplace and the profession 

  • A major contribution to the theory and practice of information management. 

Nominations are asked to include a short descriptive statement - around two or three pages - demonstrating how the nominee has excelled. The most successful applications will be those providing clear documentary support or evidence of the achievement.
A panel of judges will assess the nominations.

Nominations should be sent to  no later than Thursday 20th August 2020. 


The K&IM Awards 2019

The K&IM Awards took place Wed 13 Nov 2019 at CILIP HQ
Additional information from the evening can be found at the links below.
K&IM Awards Programme 
K&IM Awards Update
K&IM Awards Programme Slides
Walford Award Lecture - Sue Bryant

K&IM Awards Winners 2019  - Walford Award -Paul Corney, Information Resources Award Electronic - Full Fact, Information Resources Award Print - The Knowledge Managers Handbook, K&IM and UKeIG Infromation Manager of the year (joint) - Liz Hunwick and Sarah Lanney.



The K&IM Award Winners Announced

The K&IM SIG is delighted to offer four prestigious Awards each year, one of these in collaboration with the UKeIG. More details about each Award and previous winners are detailed below. The Award nominees come from an open call to all K&IM, CILIP and the wider information profession. A small judging panel put together by the K&IM SIG Committee makes the final selection.
2019 Award Winners have all been announced - see below for details for each Award

The K&IM Awards are presented at our K&IM Awards & Networking evening. The event is free and open to all and is well-attended by senior CILIP staff, the award winners and their families, and some special guests invited because of their prominence in the fields of knowledge and information management.  There are drinks and refreshments available and plenty of time for networking both before the Award ceremony itself and after. 

This year's K&IM Award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 13th November, 5pm to 8.15pm at CILIP HQ, London. Our keynote speaker will be Sue Lacey-Bryant the winner of the 2018 K&IM Walford Award. More details about the full programme will be available nearer the date. Don't miss out on this fabulous evening and reserve your place today by registering for the event here.

More details about our previous Award winners are available in the Winter 2019 issue of our journal K&IM Refer.

For any additional questions about the K&IM Awards please contact our Secretary Anne Fraser


The K&IM Walford Award 

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of Knowledge Management and/or Information Management. In 2019 The Walford Award is sponsored by CB Resourcing.


The 2019 Award Winner is Paul Corney, Knowledge et al

Paul Corney is a well-respected Knowledge Management (KM) expert and guru and 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 of CILIP in its aim of becoming the UK and International professional body for KM. He is committed and tireless in promoting CILIP’s initiatives not only in the UK but also abroad – particularly in the Far and Middle East where he is recognised as a KM leader and has ahigh profile. Paul has worked as CILIP K&IM Ambassador since end of 2017.  He has worked tirelessly with CILIP to realise the K&IM Chartership as a valid option for professional registration for

information professionals. He is always willing himself to mentor and nurture others in their KM work. He is always on the lookout for opportunities where CILIP can demonstrate its role in the KM sector.  He has written several books on KM. The most recent are Navigating the Minefield and the KM Cookbook published by Facet.

2018 Winner: Sue Lacey-Bryant BA Hons Dip Lib, MSc FCLIP
Sue Lacey-Bryant is the Topol Review Programme Manager at Health Education England where she is progressing an independent Review of the impact of new technologies on the NHS. What are the implications for education and training? As Senior Advisor, Knowledge for Healthcare, HEE, she leads the implementation of this strategy for the development of NHS funded health libraries in England as a business-critical resource. An inspiring forward thinker, an advocate for our profession and a practitioner’s practitioner.

2017 Winners: David Gurteen and Valerie Nurcombe
The judges found it impossible to pick just one winner of the prestigious K&IM Walford Award for information professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and information services. Valerie Nurcombe and David Gurteen were named joint winners of the award.
Valerie Nurcombe has been instrumental in the world of official papers, having acted as Secretary and Treasurer of the Standing Committee on Official Publications (SCOOP) from its inception in 1971 up until the 1990s. Her expertise in the field has proved invaluable. Valerie’s contribution to information work and resources takes two paths. Firstly, she has been the author of several essential works on information sources in architecture, building and above all official publications. And it is with official publications that Valerie’s second and truly major contribution lies. She also kept day-to-day practitioners in the field up-to-date and confident in their use and exploitation of official publications.  Most of this was done through very successful day schools, meetings and seminars, all of which were delivered by senior people in the profession. These events were not only extremely popular (many had to be repeated and again), they were also very important in spreading the word about the vital importance of maintaining and promoting official publications collections. On top of this, these events were financially very profitable, and sales of the published proceedings spread the word even further. Recognition of Valerie Nurcombe’s extensive and dedicated work is long overdue
David Gurteen runs the successful and popular Gurteen Knowledge Communities, boasting more than 22,000 members in 160 countries. He is an independent knowledge management consultant, and is passionate about helping people share knowledge and work together. David is a model Knowledge Management practitioner, open minded, inclusive and willing to share learning with, as well as learn from, others. His modesty and enthusiasm for his subject are infectious. Very few other people have made the sustained, generous, ever expanding and visible contribution to knowledge management globally that David has. He has been a tireless ambassador for KM, crossing professional boundaries in an understated and effective way and winning over sceptics and critics alike.

The K&IM Information Resources Award - Electronic

Awarded to an outstanding information resource. The resource should be currently available, and have a recognisable relevance to the knowledge and information management sectors. The 2019 Award is sponsored by TFPL


The 2019 Award winner is is an independent, charitable organisation that fact checks statistics, data and information on UK government, education, health, crime, immigration, law. It takes a look behind political rhetoric and provides a balanced, well-sourced and verified view of the actual facts. It’s a great starting point to look at a topic, e.g. spending on the NHS in England or child poverty in the UK. The statistics and sources used are clearly indicated and it’s easy to refer back to the original source material.

By concentrating on major political, social and economic issues, it makes itself the website to check quickly and effectively for the full facts behind what we are hearing from politicians and the media.   


Winner 2018:
Produced by the US National Library of Medicine, it is registry and results database of publicly and privately supported medical clinical research studies conducted in the United States and around the world. A unique resource from reputable authority. As it is aimed at not only practitioners in the field but also at patients and families, the guidance on searching through what is a complex resource is particularly helpful.

Winner 2017: National library of Scotland: Map Images
The National Library of Scotland has one of the ten largest map collections in the world with over 2 million maps, atlases, gazetteers and digital map databases. To everyone’s immense benefit the library is digitising the collection; so far there are more than 160,000 high resolution, zoomable images available. There are maps covering the whole of Scotland from 1560 to 1928, Ordnance Survey maps from 1843 to 1960 at all scales, including over 17,000 25 inches to the mile sheets up to 1945, and large-scale maps of Scottish towns 1847-1885. The collection of 25-inch Ordnance Survey maps for England and Wales from 1841 to 1952 has just been completed, the 1 inch seventh series (1952-6) is there and there are the 5 feet to the mile maps of London 1893-96. Beyond the United Kingdom there are 130 Ordnance Survey trench maps from World War 1, the Tines Survey Atlas of the World 1920 edition - the list could go on and on. I haven’t mentioned coastal charts, military maps, Scottish Post Office maps and estate plans to name a few. The whole collection can be searched by place name, as well as mapmaker. Georeferenced maps allow the original map to be overlaid on a modern map. You can zoom in on particular parts of a map and the image remains clear and precise. All of this is free and very user-friendly. Printouts, digital images and photocopies are available at very modest charges.

The K&IM Information Resources Award - Print

Awarded to an outstanding information resource. The resource should be currently available, and have a recognisable relevance to the knowledge and information management sectors.

The 2019 Award Winner is The Knowledge Manager's Handbook


The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook: a step-by-step guide to embedding effective knowledge management in your organisation, by Nick Milton and Patrick Lambe, 303p, Kogan Page.

A very practical book, covering a comprehensive range of topics by two well-known and respected authors.  For anyone new to KM, this book will get you started in the right direction.  For experience knowledge managers there are new ideas and new approaches to help move forward.   A simple, comprehensive and pragmatic roadmap accompanied by real case, in-depth case studies.


Winner 2018: The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management
Edited by James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein this is an impressive and authoritative book of considerable significance and practical use for anyone working in the information management field today. It is wide-ranging, covering all types of library and
information unit and discusses every conceivable issue that might arise within those environments.

Winner 2017: A Romantics Chronology 1780-1832
In a A Romantics Chronology 1780-1832 events in the lives of leading figures in the romantic age are placed in their historical context.  A month by month summary depicts milestones in the lives of major writers and other prominent personalities alongside significant political and cultural events. The emphasis is on major British authors such as Austen, Blake, Byron, Burns, Keats and Walter Scott.  However, many lesser writers are also included as well as publishers, scientists, artists, composers and politicians. The coverage also includes many references to the Napoleaonic Wars and even the arrival of Stanford Raffles in Singapore in 1820 is mentioned.

The UKeIG and K&IM Information Manager of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the discipline through their work and professionalism in selected criteria.

The 2019 Award Winners are Liz Hunwick & Sarah Lanney, 
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust

The Library at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAH) was struggling to meet the needs of Trust staff for a combined variety of reasons, ranging from staff shortages, lack of library management or leadership and lack of vision and resources to bring the Library to the forefront of clinician and staff support. Basildon Healthcare Library (BHL) commenced management in 2016 as part of an Essex NHS Libraries Project. The project was overseen by the HEE (Health Education England) Library and Knowledge services (LKS) lead for the East of England region, to improve the standard of library services in Essex. Taking on management of HHL as well as maintaining management of BHL; Liz and Sarah embarked on an epic journey in bringing HHL back up-to-date; revamping resources; training and recruiting library staff; rebranding and promoting library and information services to staff who were previously unaware that PAH even had a Library. Liz and Sarah have shown incredible dedication, tenacity and endurance, combined with the strategic prowess required to align HHL to national objectives (such as Knowledge for Healthcare and the NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF), whilst identifying and meeting the needs of PAH staff and the goals of the executive team.  


Winner 2018: Virginia Power, BSc. (Hons), MSc., M.Ed. PGCE, FHEA Lecturer and PhD student in Information Science and Management, UWE Bristol (University of West England). Virginia has been an information specialist for over 35 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 a particular interest in open educational resources, metadata, digitisation and preservation.


Previous Awards

In 2018 K&IM also presented the Knowledge & Information Award which was won by Real KM Magazine.
As a comparatively new field, the evidence for what KM techniques works effectively is constantly evolving. Unfortunately, KM practitioners often find it difficult to keep up to date with the findings of new research in KM and related disciplines such as communications, marketing, psychology, biology, sociology, and management research. RealKM Magazine aims to close that gap, bringing managers and KM practitioners the findings of high-value knowledge management research through concise, practically-oriented articles.

Previous Award winners who were awarded under the ISG SIG are available here.

Awards Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
InformationResources DOCX (237.5 KB) D. Carter 10/06/2019
Walford DOCX (237.29 KB) D. Carter 11/06/2019
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