26 May 2011
CILIP/IFLA Aspire Award announced
In memory of Bob McKee
Win a free place at CILIP's Umbrella 2011 event
Jointly sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and IFLA.
New professionals who are members of CILIP can now submit an application to become the first winner of the Aspire Award in memory of CILIP's former CEO Bob McKee, which has been established to help new professionals develop through networking at UK and international events.
The successful applicant will receive a full residential place, and support for travel to and from the venue, at CILIP's flagship event Umbrella 2011. This will take place at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield on 12-13 July.
Individuals may apply for the award on the CILIP website.
CILIP and IFLA, with the support of his family, created the Aspire Award in memory of CILIP's Chief Executive Bob McKee, who died in August 2010.
The Award will support Bob's passionate interests - developing new professionals and strengthening international relationships.
The Aspire Award will help new professionals develop through networking at UK and international events.
CILIP will provide a UK bursary to pay for attendance at either its biennial Umbrella event or its annual New Professionals Conference.
IFLA will provide an international bursary to support a new professional from Ukraine, a country in which Bob had a professional interest. The scope of the international bursary will be widened to the whole library community after two years.
It is hoped the Award will be funded by donations, which can be made through CILIP or IFLA. Make a donation.