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Awards

Library and information professionals positively and proactively support an open, democratic society and a globally-competitive information-based economy. Through our awards and in honouring outstanding contributions, we reinforce and celebrate achievement so that the value of people involved can be acknowledged and supported. We also promote our sector through our campaigns, media relations and public affairs activity.




The UK's oldest children's book awards, the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals are awarded annually for outstanding writing and illustration in books for children and young people.

CILIP CKG CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS
The award ran 2011-2018. Funded by donations, it gave members at the start of their career a bursary to attend the UK’s leading event for information professionals - the CILIP Conference.

ASPIRE AWARD
The highest recognition for those who have made an outstanding contribution to the library and information world.

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP

Recognising the role of outstanding CILIP mentors who help others to expand their knowledge and skills in the sector.

MENTOR OF THE YEAR AHEAD
The award recognises and celebrates the contribution of librarians and information professionals to the profession and to the wider society.

WELSH LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR
Annual award honouring a CILIP member in Scotland for their outstanding achievements.

SCOTTISH LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR
Celebrating 25 years of recognising excellence and innovation in UK library and information services.

LIBRARIES CHANGE LIVES AWARD

Awards from CILIP's Member Networks

The Information Resources Awards are given to 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 resources can be in the form of a website, e-book, blog, training programme, etc. More information on the K&IM pages on the CILIP website, or K&IM on Twitter

This annual award is presented to an individual or a group of people in recognition of outstanding work in the information profession. Check out the CILIP website and follow UKeiG on Twitter for news of the award.

LIRG’s Student Award is an annual prize for an outstanding research-based project on any LIS topic. And provides a means of promoting greater awareness amongst students of the importance of research and to facilitate the dissemination of the results of outstanding projects. Check out the CILIP website and follow LIRG on Twitter for news of the award.

The Tony Kent Strix Award was inaugurated in 1998 by The Institute of Information Scientists. It is now presented by the UK electronic information Group (UKeiG), in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG). Check out the CILIP website and follow UKeiG on Twitter for news of the award.

The UKeiG Early Career Award celebrates extraordinary and inspirational enterprise in early-career professionals who are members of CILIP. Check out the CILIP website and follow UKeiG on Twitter for news of the award.

Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the discipline through their work and professionalism. Check out the CILIP website and follow UKeiG on Twitter for news of the award.

The Viki Lagus prize is awarded by the CILIP North East Member Network every year to a student from each of Northumbria University's CILIP accredited postgraduate programmes. Check out the CILIP North West website and follow CILIP North East on Twitter for news of the award.

Walford Award is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge and information management services in the UK. More information on the K&IM pages on the CILIP website, or K&IM on Twitter



Starting out as a new professional is so difficult, it was a real slog and I knew that I needed a little help, so CILIP membership was the thing that really got me going. I had a source of guidance at the beginning and it's one that I know is going to be there for a while which is very reassuring.

Hannah Smith Library Assistant Queen's College Cambridge and winner of Aspire Award


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