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 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