Nominations are open for CILIP Mentor of the Year Award

2016 Mentor of the Year Anne-Mary Inglehearn (l) with CILIP Fellow Kate Robinson (R)

Nominate your CILIP mentor

If you have a fantastic mentor who has helped, inspired and guided you, you can now nominate them for our Mentor of the Year award.

We know the vital role sage guidance, support and a critical friend can play in a person’s career - from applying for that all-important first job to taking high-level, strategic decisions. CILIP Mentor of the Year recognises the dedication of CILIP members who give their time and knowledge to help others develop and grow. 

How to nominate

Nominees must be current CILIP members and registered on the CILIP mentoring scheme.

The winner will be able to demonstrate these characteristics of a good mentor:

  • Being approachable and accessible, committed to aiding personal development
  • Value and respect for their mentees’ professional views
  • Willingness to share the breadth of professional knowledge and understanding they have gained from their experiences across the library and information community
  • Help to develop confidence to understand and deal with professional challenges

In order to nominate, you will be asked to write a short submission in 500 words or less describing how your mentor meets these criteria. Entries must be received no later than Friday 14 July 2017.

Find out more and download a nomination form.

The winner of CILIP Mentor of the Year will be announced at the CILIP AGM in October 2017. 


Photo by Sam Atkins: 2016 Mentor of the Year Anne-Mary Inglehearn (l) with CILIP Fellow Kate Robinson (R)