The 2019 CONUL T&D Library Assistant Blog Award

The 2019 Library Assistant Blog award is for an article in the style of a blog post.

Prizes: 1st Prize – €200

2nd Prize – €150

3rd Prize – €100

Closing Date 15 May 2019

Theme: The theme must be library related. This could include any aspect of your current work; your ideas on a particular library development; some training/developmental activity you undertook; an event/innovation in your library; a particular item in your library’s collection; your library building etc.

The Article:

While the document can be created in Word, the version submitted should be produced as a PDF.

It should:

  • Include relevant images in the PDF
  • Have captions for all images used in the text
  • Include links to websites and/or resources mentioned in the piece
  • Cite any resources used in the text
  • Have sound grammar and spelling
  • Acknowledge copyright where relevant
  • Have a title which reflects the content
  • Not include author’s name

Writing Style:

The piece should be written in the style of a blog post. It should be interesting and engaging. It is not a research paper. The content should be clear and accessible to non-experts. It should be written in a lively style. Your topic should convey your enthusiasm and experience. It should also be informative and relevant to others. Please consult LibFocus blog to see examples of a range of posts

Word Count:

Minimum 500 words, maximum 800 (excluding links and references)

Who can apply?

Staff at all library assistant and equivalent grades in CONUL Training & Development – member libraries.

How to apply:

Please email a PDF of your article to your local CONUL T&D representative as well as a completed application form (below).

Only one application per person will be accepted.

Please save both in the format: ConulT&D LAawardsubmissionyournameorganisation – eg ConulT&D LAawardsubmissionDonnaODoibhlinUCC

Closing date: 15 May 2019 Judging: 17 May – 26 June Winner/s: announced week beginning 01 July


Conul T&D LA Award online resources 2019

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