Applications for the SLIC Awards 2022 are now open. 

The SLIC Awards applaud the outstanding contribution Scottish library services and teams make to support their members. They are an opportunity for libraries to showcase staff-driven initiatives that have greatly enhanced user experience.

The Awards are open to all SLIC member libraries with winners receiving a trophy and cash prize. This year library teams can enter two categories - the SLIC Library Service Excellence Award and/or the SLIC Project Excellence Award. 

All entries must highlight the work of library services and teams which demonstrate exceptional innovation and service design between June 2021 and June 2022. 

An independent panel of judges will choose the eventual winners which will be announced at the SLIC Showcase and AGM on Friday 28th October 2022.

How to Enter

Entries for the SLIC Awards 2022 have now closed. The SLIC Awards shortlist will be announced week commencing 3rd October 2022.

Rules of Entry
  • The Awards are open to SLIC member organisations only.
  • Only one entry per SLIC member organisation will be accepted for each category.
  • Initiatives eligible for the Award must have taken place between 1st June 2021 and 1st June 2022.
  • The terms innovation and service design can be interpreted widely.
  • All entries must have the approval of the Director or Head of Library Service.
  • The deadline for entries is Monday 5th September 2022 at 12 noon. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • All entries will be considered by an independent panel of three judges; the judges’ decision is final.
  • SLIC staff will not be involved in any decisions regarding the judging or the shortlist.