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Awards and recognition

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.

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards

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.


Libraries Change Lives Award 

The national award for excellence and innovation in UK library and information services. 

Honorary Fellowship 

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

Mentor of the Year Award   

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

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