Libraries Connected Awards

The Libraries Connected Awards celebrate the achievements of people working in public libraries, acknowledging excellence, and showcasing good practice. Linked to the Universal Library Offers and Promises, the awards are judged by those leading these areas of work nationally.

The awards are a reminder of the importance of libraries and the people who work in them, celebrating the variety of support they deliver on a daily basis. The awards offer the opportunity to uncover new library champions, encourage the leaders of the future, and give library staff the recognition they deserve.

Awards are made in six categories:

  • Culture and Creativity
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Information and Digital
  • Reading
  • Children Promise 
  • Vision and Print Impaired People’s Promise

You can read about the 2023 award winners and watch a short video showcasing with a few of the winners.

The 2024 Libraries Connected Awards are now closed and we'll be announcing the shortlist in March.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!


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Award Criteria and Example Statements

The Nomination Statements are your chance to tell us why you are nominating the person or team and how they fit the award criteria. 

Here is the award criteria are a few examples to help you write a winning nomination.



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Example Awards Nomination Form 2024

Here is an example application form so you can see what information you'll need to complete the online form.



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Award FAQs

Information about the Libraries Connected Awards 2024 and how to submit a nomination.



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Awards Poster

A poster which can be printed and displayed to promote the awards.



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Awards Email Banner

A banner promoting the awards which can be used at the footer of emails.



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Awards web graphic

A graphic which can be used on the web and social media to promote the awards.