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Thursday
Aug222019

Announcing the GIG Award Winners 2019 

Government Information Group (GIG)

The Awards keep coming in for Fiona Laing who is the winner of the GIG Life-time Achievement Award for 2019. Fiona was also recently named the Scottish Library & Information Professional of the Year for 2019. Many congratulations Fiona on both of your very well-deserved awards. 

Fiona’s nomination for the GIG Life-time Achievement Award outlined her many achievements during a long career working with government information in the form of Official Publications, and specifically highlighted her outreach and training work. Fiona has worked tirelessly to promote Official Publications and ensure that they are as widely available and accessible as possible. In addition, she was commended for her work with SWOP (Scottish Working Forum on Official Publications) and CILIP, demonstrating the significant and highly-valued contribution Fiona has made to the wider profession in a number of different areas.

Also, another Information Literacy CoP member has received a GIG award. Margaret Gair (MOD Library) has been an integral part of this group achievement!

This year the Annual Award has been awarded to the GKIM Knowledge Management Task & Finish Group for their collaborative work on developing a Maturity Model to support implementation of the HMG Knowledge Principles.

The GIG Judging Panel were struck by how well a team, comprising 19 volunteers from a range of government depts and Agencies, had come together to work creatively and collaboratively to develop a robust and usable tool which will raise the profile and understanding of knowledge management in government departments and beyond. It was noted that all of the T&F Group had selflessly taken on this role in addition to their busy day jobs.

 Congratulations team on a great contribution to the GKIM profession and on winning the GIG 2019 Annual Award!

Website: https://www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/government-information-group

Email: info.gig@cilip.org.uk

Twitter: @gig_cilip

 

 

 

 

 

 

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