ASSOCIATES (2009, March, v. 15, no. 3)

Association/Conference Information

The CILIP Robinson Award for Innovation in Library Administration by Para-Professional Staff

The Robinson Award is awarded for excellence and innovation in library administration. It is specifically aimed at attracting submissions from people working at para-professional level in the library and information field. You can enter yourself or nominate a colleague.

The Robinson Award is one of the ways that CILIP recognises the contribution of and promotes the value of para-professional staff. It is administered by CILIP and its Affiliated Member’s national committee.

The Affiliated Members National Committee is made up of Members from all over the UK. They produce a regular newsletter called Frontline which carries reports of previous conferences, training days and items submitted by Members.

Who can enter / be nominated

Individuals or teams who are working in the library and information sector in the UK and who are not eligible to be Chartered Members of CILIP. Applicants need not be Members of CILIP. The Award is made for a project or piece of work carried out in the last three years.

How to enter / nominate

A nomination form is available at

Nomination form

The entry must be supported by two referees, including the line manager of the applicant / nominee. One of the referees must be a Chartered Library and Information Professional.

In addition, the following information should be supplied, in an A4 folder or portfolio:

What the judges’ are looking for …

The Award is open to all areas of library administration.

For more information: