Nominations for CILIP Government Information Group Annual Award

 This year the closing date for nominations for the 2016 GIG awards is 30 June 2016.

If you would like to nominate yourself, your team or a colleague, please email a brief citation to Stephen Gregory, the GIG Secretary, at: StephenGregory2@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK

Each year the Government Information Group presents two awards which recognise major contributions to the government knowledge and information management profession.

GIG launched its annual award in 1998 as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the Group’s formation and nominations are now being invited for the 2016 awards.

GIG presents two awards each year: the first – the GIG Annual Award – is granted to mark a major contribution to the government knowledge and information management function during the previous year. If the work in question relates to something concerning one particular department or organisation, it must have a wider application i.e. it must be a concept which could usefully be introduced elsewhere. It can apply to a publication (in whatever format), a system development, development of a policy or procedure, a working practice, work on a committee, and so on. It is open to anyone, individuals or groups, working in government KIM functions, irrespective of whether they are members of the Government Information Group, CILIP, or the profession. It is also open to GIG members, students and others, who do not work in government, but who can produce evidence of a piece of work which meets the key criterion of being a major contribution to the work of government knowledge and information management.

In 2015, the Award was presented jointly to a team from the Welsh Government and The National Archives. Their nomination detailed an excellent example of collaborative working between colleagues from two departments and has wider application to all government departments undertaking digital transfer of records for permanent preservation.

The second award is the GIG Lifetime Achievement Award which is awarded in recognition of a major contribution to government knowledge and information management over a sustained period. In 2015, the award was won by Gill Baker, formerly of the Department for Education, for her commitment to the government KIM community in dealing with the many professional challenges she faced during her career.

You can read the citations for last year’s winners, and view a list of previous winners of the GIG award, on the GIG website.

This is an ideal opportunity to achieve wider recognition for the innovation, hard work and commitment which is found throughout the government KIM function, so please consider submitting a nomination.

This year the closing date for nominations for the 2016 GIG awards is 30 June 2016.

We very much hope that the winners will be presented with their awards by Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, at the GIG AGM in September.

If you would like to nominate yourself, your team or a colleague, please email a brief citation to Stephen Gregory, the GIG Secretary, at: StephenGregory2@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK

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