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Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year

Nominations are now closed for the below award.


We’re celebrating Scotland’s library and information professionals!

Nominations are now open for a new annual recognition award being presented by CILIP in Scotland.

Scotland’s Librarian and Information Professional of the Year, sponsored by Bolinda Digital, is a cross sectoral award recognising outstanding achievement and accomplishment in post.  Our President announced the new award at CILIPS Conference recently and we’re encouraging our members to submit nominations.

A nominee can either fill in the nomination form themselves or someone can do it on their behalf (with the nominees permission).

Nominees should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to:

  1. Service development and innovation e.g. evidence of commitment, dedication, flair and innovation in service delivery;
  2. Commitment to profession: e.g advocacy, involvement in CILIPS Branches, Special Interest Groups, external groups etc; and/or
  3. Sector engagement (public, education, health etc) demonstrating a positive impact in terms of contribution to e.g. sector specific working groups, publications, training, project work etc.

Criteria for nomination:

  • Must be current CILIP members and been in membership for at least two years previously;
  • Hold a recognised library and information qualification (this includes Certification/Chartership and university based LIS qualifications);
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the profession;
  • Be responsible for a demonstrable improvement in library and information services; and
  • Must be employed in Scotland in a position designated as ‘professional’

You can access the nomination form here:

The nomination process is a simple form. Candidates require to be nominated by two signatories at least one of whom is a member of CILIPS and provide a 500 word statement in support of the application.

Achievements could include:

  • Responding to community / social change/ demand / need
  • Making the library and information service central to the mission and success of employing organisation;
  • Effective promotion of the library and information service;
  • Encouragement of reading and reader development;
  • Making a significant contribution to  and impact on the sector

Nominations closed at 5pm on 31st August.

Judging will take place by a panel of experts and the award will be presented at this year’s Autumn Gathering event on 26th October.


Information about our award sponsor: Bolinda Digital

Bolinda Digital is an industry leading audiobook publisher, supplying libraries with audiobook content for over 30 years.  Bolinda’s innovative lending platform BorrowBox, is the fastest growing solution in the UK and offers a complete end-to-end service to libraries, with the best and most exclusive range of eAudiobooks and eBooks, since digital lending began. BorrowBox allows users to browse, download and borrow eContent in one easy to use app. It is the library that never closes.