We are tremendously excited today to publish the six shortlists of nominees for our second Libraries Connected Awards.
The Libraries Connected Awards celebrate the achievements of library workers who have had an exceptional impact on their library service, users or their local communities. The Awards have six categories which reflect the Universal Library Offers (ULOs) and Promises – the core services and programmes that modern library services provide.
The shortlisted nominations will now be considered by an expert panel of judges from organisations including Arts Council England, The Reading Agency, BBC Arts and library app developer Overdrive, who are again generously sponsoring the Awards. The winners will be announced in June at a ceremony during the Libraries Connected annual seminar in Bedfordshire.
Isobel Hunter MBE, chief executive of Libraries Connected, said:
Congratulations to everybody who made the shortlist this year in a very competitive field. The Libraries Connected Awards put the spotlight on some of the amazing staff that make the libraries sector so vibrant and inspiring. It’s so important that we recognise the incredible achievements of library workers who show such dedication, creativity and innovation every day.
Nick Forster, regional manager at OverDrive, said:
On behalf of the OverDrive team I want to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees. We’re really proud to sponsor these Awards again as it’s so important to recognise the achievements of library services and their staff. We’re excited to be part of the judging process and are looking forward to the Awards ceremony later this year.
Please follow the links below to find the full shortlists for:
Culture & Creativity Award
Health & Wellbeing
Information & Digital
Vision & Print Impaired People's Promise
You can also find a downloadable sheet containing information for all nominees at the bottom of this page.