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Diversity Award

Nominations for the 2018 Diversity Award are now open

Libraries have a crucial role in contributing to social justice which is central to CILIP's vision of a fair and prosperous society. Additionally, concern for the public good in all professional matters, including respect for diversity within society, and the promoting of equal opportunities and human rights is the heart of CILIPs Ethical Principles.
The Diversity Award is occasionally made by CILIPs Community, Diversity and Equality Group (CDEG) and aims to recognise outstanding achievement in the promotion of diversity. It is given to an individual or team who has shown commitment to the advancement of diversity within a library or information setting.
Previous winners have included Shiraz Durrani, Ayub Khan, John Vincent and Margaret Watson.
 The winner will be announced in the Autumn.
If you would like to make a nomination for the Diversity 2018 awards, please contact / send nominations form to CDEG Secretary Mrs Karen Berry
Closing date: 31st August 2018

Diversity Award 2016

Matthew Reynolds, Head of Membership and Libraries Disability Officer at University College London was presented with the Diversity Award at CILIP HQ, Ridgmount Street on Wednesday 14th September and was congratulated at the group's Annual general meeting.

Matthew was nominated as one of the university's most supportive members of staff, to both disabled staff and students, as well as non-disabled library users.  He provides one-to-one tuition on research and accessing materials from the library and has an understanding of the needs of their users who are unable to access group training due to their disability.  Matthew's invaluable support sometimes makes the difference between a pass and a fail on a module.

Runners up included:

The eBook Accessibility audit project group - staff from across the UK Higher education sector who are working to ensure that students with print impairments face fewer barriers in accessing the information they need to succeed at university and 
University of Central Lancashire's Library Services Team, who are working to provide print impaired students access to all reading list items associated with their programme of study in alternative electronic formats.
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