IPRA judges and nominations

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We’re delighted to announce that our call for judges to assist with the Informed Peer Recognition Award (IPRA) was very successful, and we’ve now got a full complement of excellent people involved. A post introducing the judges will be appearing soon, but while the judges are getting to know each other and the judging process, we’d like you to start to consider who you would like to nominate for the IPRA. Nominations can be submitted between the 17th of October and the 25th of November.

The Informed Peer Recognition Award is intended to recognise the contributions of a library and information professional working in the UK who has gone beyond the requirements of their job to make a positive difference. Nominations can fall under one of the following three categories;

  • For those who have demonstrated a commitment to, or substantial involvement in activities which will contribute to the development of services and/or resources that will provide a benefit to the public.
  • For those who have worked to deliver improvements to a service (be it private, public, or voluntary) for the benefit of users and provide them with a better experience when interacting with the service.
  • For those who have worked across the profession to improve an aspect of it for the benefit of others.

Nominations should consist of a 500 word summary, and be supported by two nominators. The more information that you can give the judges that helps to show how your nominee has made a contribution in one of the above categories, the better they’ll be able to judge the nominations submitted.

You will need to provide the email address and if possible, the phone number of your nominee. This will enable us to inform them of their nomination, and if needed, contact them for clarification on any points raised in the nomination.

Completed nominations can be submitted via the online form which will be available on the Informed website from the 17th of October, 2016.

The text of all nominations will be published on the Informed website, to allow nominees to see why their peers believed that their activities deserved recognition. Therefore, please bear in mind that any information submitted in a nomination will be made public.

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