The team that runs Informed - a neutral blogspace for library and information professionals – has created the Informed Peer Recognition Award (IPRA) to give due recognition to those colleagues and information professionals who contribute to a substantive benefit for their service or community in the UK. Nominations can fall under one of the following three categories;
- For those who have demonstrated a commitment to, or substantial involvement in activities which will contribute to the development of services and/or resources that will provide a benefit to the public.
- For those who have worked to deliver improvements to a service (be it private, public, or voluntary) for the benefit of users and provide them with a better experience when interacting with the service.
- For those who have worked across the profession to improve an aspect of it for the benefit of others.
The team is looking for volunteer judges from all walks of life to participate in the inaugural award. No special experience or knowledge is required, and colleagues from across the information professions are encouraged to apply to take part in the judging process. In particular, they would like to invite participants from the public sector, school, and specialist library areas, to try and ensure a good mix of professional experience and knowledge in the judging teams.
Training and administrative support will be provided to all judges.
For more information, see the Informed website.