Submitting a nomination

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We are delighted to announce that the nominations process for the Informed Peer Recognition Award is now open. For background information, Informed created the Informed Peer Recognition Award (IPRA) to give due recognition to those colleagues who contribute to a substantive benefit for their service or community in the UK. We are inviting nominations of individuals who colleagues or service users believe would fit this description.

Further information on the background to the award can be found here, and FAQs are here.

Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday 25th of November, 2016.


About IPRA

The Informed Peer Recognition Award (IPRA) 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.

Nominees will be informed of their nomination by the IPRA team, and therefore nominators must provide a contact email address when nominating.

Nominations should consist of a 500 word summary outlining why the nominator feels that the nominee would be a worthy recipient of the award, and be supported by a second nominator. Nominations can be submitted via this online form.

Please provide as much detail/evidence as possible within your nomination – the judges can only make decisions on the merits of each nominee based on the information the nominators present to them.

You will need to submit the name and contact email of the primary nominator and the supporting nominator when submitting your nomination.

As a nominator/supporting nominator, you will have the option to remain anonymous yourself, but please note – the text of all nominations will be made public on the Informed website after the judging period has ended, as this is intended to be a transparent process. Therefore, please remember when drafting submissions that nominations will later become public documents.


Nomination criteria/eligibility guidelines

Nominees must be based in the UK. The definition of the UK for the purposes of this award is:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man


Please note, members of the Informed award management team (Elly O’Brien, Helen Murphy, Ian Clark, Jennie Findlay, Laura Ennis and Mobeena Khan) are not eligible to be nominated for this award. Volunteer judges however ARE eligible to be nominated for this award. Volunteer judges are also eligible to submit nominations for this award.



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