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.

For 2021 the winner will again receive £200 plus £100 as a donation to their nominated charity.  The prize will be paid directly to the individual (not their Institution/employer) however if there are multiple people involved in a project, unfortunately you will have to split the money between yourselves.  You will also benefit from a free seminar/conference place both to have the NAG Award presented and as a presenter at the following year’s event to share your work.

Nominations for the NAG Award 2021 are now open! Only a short 500 word statement is required and the deadline is 14th October 2021. All NAG Members are eligible from all sectors, including Individual Members.  The winners will be announced in November and they will be asked to present their project as a paper at the following seminar/webinar and to write up their project in Taking Stock.

The NAG Award for 2020 was presented to Bradford Libraries.  This award recognised their creative and broad ranging response to the Covid-19 crisis in extremely difficult circumstances.

If you are interested in sponsoring the NAG Award for 2021 or beyond, please email Jennie to discuss on

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image of Bradford libraries staff running online events during lockdown

Staff from Bradford Libraries carrying out various online activities during lockdown.

Download 2020 Press Release