The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Libraries Change Lives Award is established as one of the leading accolades in the library and information world. The Award highlights and rewards good practice in any innovative library and information projects which:
- Change lives
- Bring people together
- Involve user communities
- Demonstrate innovation and creativity
- Develop staff and services
They welcome entries from any sector of the library and information world. They could be reading projects, learning projects, or projects that promote information. They must be shown to have affected people’s lives for the better, whoever those people might be. The overall winner will receive a trophy and prize money of £4,000.
To be eligible a project must be:
- UK based
- current and has delivered the service for at least six months up to 13 February 2012
- a partnership of two or more groups, one of which is a library or information service.
Before completing your entry, consider how your project fits with the overall aims and objectives of the award – the judges will assess each entry looking for the following:
- Demonstrating the value of library or information services to the individual and to communities
- Enriching and changes the lives of individuals
- Consulting, engaging with and involving local communities and service users
- Adding medium to long-term value to the library service and the community, and demonstrate work towards social inclusion
- Demonstrating innovation and creativity
- Supporting local, regional or national strategies for improving communities
- Contributing to equality of access and celebrates diversity.
- Demonstrating good practice with potential transferability to other library services
Entries for the 2012 awards closed on Monday 13 February 2012.