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Information Literacy Award

The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher.

Information Literacy Award 2018 - Winners Announced!

The winner for 2018 is Emily Hurt, Clinical Librarian (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

The judges were Dr. Gayner Eyre (Independent Library Consultant & Researcher) and Dr. Konstantina (Dina) Martzoukou (Postgraduate Programme Leader, Robert Gordon University).

Emily won the award for her work on a high impact ILG-funded project to increase research capacity and capability amongst her organisation’s nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. This involved designing and delivering a series of highly effective workshops. Co-judge Dina Martzoukou explained that “this direction is innovative as it encourages staff to be research active and this is one of the emerging roles of librarians. It offers a good case in terms of the wider implications and value of information literacy.”

Many congratulations!

The CILIP Information Literacy Group and the Athenaeum, Liverpool are proud to offer an award for achievement in the field of Information Literacy (IL). The award is open to practitioners, researchers and academics working in the IL field within the United Kingdom. Nominations from all sectors are welcome. The winner will receive £500 for personal use and £500 for their nominated charity.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Paul Biggs (Academic Skills Tutor Librarian, Staffordshire University)

  • Veronica Cunningham (Independent IL researcher & consultant)

  • Emily Hurt (Clinical Librarian, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

  • Lucy Roper (Information Governance Manager, University College of Estate Management (UCEM)



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