The SWRLS CIO Awards

Background

SWRLS CIO has introduced an Award Scheme, with the first awards being presented in November 2020. Nominations are sought on a rolling programme, with two awards available each year: The SWRLS CIO Personal Achievement Award and The SWRLS CIO Initiative Award.

The SWRLS CIO Personal Achievement Award (£50 voucher and certificate) will be awarded to an individual member of staff working in a SWRLS member library service who has gone the extra mile and acknowledges the achievement of those that make a real difference to the library and wider community in which they work. Judges will be looking for the benefit to others be that other staff and/or library users.

The SWRLS CIO Initiative Award (£200 for lead library service and certificates for all involved) will be awarded to an initiative or project led by a SWRLS member library service and that has taken place in the geographic area covered by SWRLS. Non- members, including non-library partners, may be partners in the initiative/project. Judges will be looking for transferability to other library services, benefit to others, innovation and originality.

Only paid up members of SWRLS CIO may be nominated for an award. Nominations will be assessed by members of the SWRLS CIO Board of Trustees.

Further information and application process

For further information on criteria and how to apply, please see The SWRLS CIO Awards Criteria.