Time to celebrate librarians in Wales

February 21st, 2014

The Welsh Librarian of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the contribution of librarians and information professionals to contemporary society in Wales and beyond. Awarded to an individual librarian or information professional, this award champions the achievements, impacts and innovation of those who make a significant difference to either the communities which they serve or to the profession in Wales. The Award is administered by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Wales, and is sponsored by SirsiDynix – worldwide library technology specialists.
We are calling for nominations for librarians / information professionals from all sectors of work. The overall winner, the Welsh Librarian of the Year, will be awarded a £500 cash prize.
Deadline for submission of nominations is Thursday 04 April 2014. Nominations can be made at http://fs3.formsite.com/cilip/form189/index.html
This Award is administered by CILIP Cymru Wales, part of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, and is enabled though the kind sponsorship and support of SirsiDynix. The judging panel will be appointed by CILIP Cymru Wales. The sector winners and overall Welsh Librarian of the Year will be announced at the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference on 15th May 2014 in Cardiff.

For more information please contact:

Mandy Powell
Policy Officer, Wales
Direct Number: 07837 032536
CILIP Head Office: 020 7255 0500

CILIP Cymru Wales
Bute Library
Cardiff University
PO Box 430
Cardiff. CF24 0DE


About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com

About CILIP Cymru Wales

CILIP Cymru Wales represents Welsh CILIP members. CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. CILIP’s vision is a fair and economically prosperous society underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge. CILIP is a registered charity, no. 313014. Visit www.cilip.org.uk for more information.