National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence

NAG makes an annual award designed to promote excellence, original thinking and innovation by a library team or individual within the field of Acquisitions.

Nominations are open for 2024 for the NAG Award for Excellence which will be presented at our London event on 16th May 2024.

The team will receive an increased cash prize of £500 and a trophy as well as a free place for a representative at the London event.

All we are looking for is a short statement outlining why your nominee/your team/yourself should win (max 500 words) to our usual NAG email address. All nominees should be current NAG Members (non-profit Corporate, Public Libraries or Individual) and we ask the winner to share with the wider membership either through a webinar, seminar/forum presentation or a written piece for Taking Stock. There is no fee to enter. The deadline is 8th March 2024.

The NAG Award for 2024 has been generously sponsored by BDS

The NAG Award for 2022 was won by North Yorkshire Libraries for their “Tough Topics” packs. Tough Topics are packs of books and activities chosen by librarians and professionals to help children age 3 to 8 years process their emotions and open up conversations about their feelings around big life changing events. They aim to encourage children to talk to their parents, carers, grandparents and other trusted adults in a gentle and supportive way, with related practical activities to complement the stories in each pack.

They presented their project at the NAG Public Library Forum event in May 2023 and slides from their talk are available here.

North Yorkshire Libraries staff and users with the packs