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Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award

The new SLA/SLG Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award has been introduced to recognise the contribution made by pupils who work in their school libraries. The award will acknowledge the skills they have gained and will give them the recognition they deserve, both within and outside their school community.

Nominations can be made by the School Librarian, by emailing the nomination to the President of Cilip, president@cilip.org.uk by 31 October 2014.

A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up by the Judging Panel and announced during the first week of the school term in January.  Shortlisted pupils will be asked to submit a portfolio of evidence by 13th February 2015 and the shortlisted nominees will be invited to an Awards Ceremony, to be held on Thursday 12th March at a London venue.

The winner of the Award will receive:

  • £100 worth of books

  • £100 worth of books for their school library

  • Glass book trophy x 2 for the winner and for their school librarian/library

  • A certificate

Shortlisted nominees will receive:

  • £50 worth of books

  • A certificate

For full information about the award and the nomination criteria, please download the guidelines below. 

PLAYA Guidelines August 2014

Word document, 20 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


To submit a nomination, please download, complete and email the nomination form below.

PLYA Nomination Form August 2014

Word document, 70 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 97 or later)

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