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Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year

Nominations are now closed for the annual recognition award being presented by CILIP in Scotland. Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year, sponsored by Bolinda Digital, is our annual cross sectoral award honouring a CILIP member in Scotland for outstanding achievement and accomplishment in post.

The inaugural award was won in 2017 by Sally Walker and we were looking for nominations for this year’s award.

Achievements might 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


  • Must be current CILIP members and been in membership for at least two years previously;
  • Must be employed in Scotland;
  • Hold or be working towards a recognised LIS qualification e.g. Certification (ACLIP), Chartership (MCLIP), Postgraduate LIS qualification;
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the profession;
  • Be responsible for a demonstrable improvement in library and information services.

Nomination Process:

Nominate using this online form:
Nominations close: 31st March

Judging will take place by a panel of experts;

Candidates can be nominated by two signatories  (in addition to their own consent to nomination) on a 200 word statement  with additional full contact details.  At least one of the nominating signatories should be a current member of CILIP. A signatory can nominate one candidate only but may be a secondary signature on other nominations


Following a judging process the successful candidate will be invited to Conference dinner at CILIPS Annual Conference in June to be presented with the award. The award includes a full place at Conference.  No monetary alternative is available.


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.