The GIG Awards 2019
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 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Group’s formation and now, having reached our 40th birthday, nominations are invited for the 2019 awards.
The GIG Annual Award – is granted to mark a major contribution to government knowledge and information management during the previous year:
In 2018, the Annual Award was presented jointly to:
The second award is the GIG Lifetime Achievement Award which is given in recognition of a major contribution to government knowledge and information management over a sustained period.
You can read the citations for last year’s winners, and view a list of previous winners, 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 and beyond, so please consider submitting a nomination.
This year the closing date for nominations for the 2019 GIG awards is 30 May 2019.
It is anticipated that the Award winners will be presented with their certificates at the GIG AGM in the autumn.
Karen George, GIG Vice Chair
GIG Committee 2019
We are really delighted to let you know of our new committee for 2019. Changes include new members, moves or roles changes, and some departures.
It’s great to have new members on the Committee as this represents potential for new ideas, sharing of novel experience and expertise, succession planning, and renewed energy.
Committee role changes:
Still in post:
Departures – We would like to express our sincere thanks to two former Committee Members who left us at the end of 2018.
Thank you to both Martin and Fiona and best of luck for the future! Graham Monk also stood down from Committee in 2018 and we extend our thanks to him too.
All Committee members generously share their time, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to provide an effective group to represent and serve the needs of government, agency and related / interested GKIM professionals within CILIP. We also appreciate and value the support of our employers in enabling us to support GIG so actively.
GIG is your special interest group. We will welcome your ideas and input on matters for discussion, suggested events or visits, “journal” articles, etc. We will also welcome new members to the Committee, or observers at our meetings. Please join us in making GIG as supportive and valuable to you as it can be.
We have two events planned in the next couple of months. The first is to the Wiener Library on 23rd May 2019 and shortly after that is a visit to the Welsh Government Information, Library & Archive Service on the 26th June 2019. Visit the Events pages on the CILIP Website to register for either of these events.
The CILIP Conference is returning to Manchester this July bringing together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The keynote speakers include Liz Jolly, Patrick Lambe and Kriti Sharma. The programme is being finalised but you can see an outline of the session content at http://cilipconference.org.uk/. Keep up to date by following @CILIPConf19
You can register for the conference now. Don’t worry – if you receive a bursary place, CILIP will refund you. Early bird discounts are available until 17 May and you can book these directly on the cilipconference.org.uk website. Remember to log in to the CILIP website before booking so that it recognises your membership status and offers you the correct delegate rate.
The Government Information Group (GIG) is delighted to be able to offer two bursary places to its members for attendance at the conference:
We particularly welcome applications from GIG members who have not previously attended the conference.
What do the bursaries cover?
CILIP bursary, includes:
In addition GIG will fund one nights’ accommodation at CILIP conference hotels up to the value of £90. (Additional nights can be booked at the expense of the bursary winner)
GIG bursary, includes:
We will prioritise applications received from members who clearly demonstrate that they work in, or who have an ambition to work in, GKIM contexts, such as government departments, agencies, arms length bodies and national libraries, and / or members who have significant working involvement in official publications or other government information sources. Please ensure that your application clearly indicates if and how you meet these criteria.
What’s the catch?
Applicants must be members of GIG, and have agreement for attendance at the conference from their manager.
The winners of both bursaries will be expected to help highlight and promote the Government Information Group, CILIP and the conference before, during and after the event.
The winner is expected to be active at the conference, e.g. Tweeting #CILIPConf19 and blogging about it for the benefit of GIG and CILIP members unable to attend.
The winner of the GIG bursary will be required to write a summary of their conference experience, to be published on the GIG website.
How do I apply?
Finally don’t forget to check out the recent blogs from the Government Information Group and please contact us if you wish to have your work included here.