Any CILIP library and information professional in the CILIP SW area is warmly encouraged to apply for this year’s Travelling Librarian Award. The award is a joint initiative run by CILIP and the English Speaking Union. It is intended to encourage cultural visits to international counterparts in the predominantly English speaking world.
Guy Daines, Head of Policy at CILIP, informs us that the award is offered as ‘an opportunity to an adventurous UK library and information professional who is a CILIP personal member to explore a professional theme or challenge by a study tour of library and related institutions in the USA or a Commonwealth country’.
Last year’s winner Leanne Young of Sunderland University visited six libraries in the higher education sector in the USA.
As Guy says, the winner of the award will enjoy a unique chance to ‘enrich [their] professional knowledge and experience’ in what will be a truly defining moment in a professional career’.
There is a dedicated webpage for the Travelling Library Award which has further details about the award with instructions on how to apply. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 27th April 2017.