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 2020 the winner will 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 are now open and we would encourage all NAG Members to apply. Only a short 500 word statement is required and the deadline is 16th October 2020. The winners will be announced in November and they will be asked to present their project as a paper at the following seminar in May/November 2021 and to write up their project in our journal, Taking Stock.

The NAG Award for 2019 was presented to the University of Derby.  This award recognised the immense changes which their Team have implemented over the last year and the level of benefits which this new co-creation approach has brought to their students and users.

If you are interested in sponsoring the NAG Award for 2020 or beyond, please email Jennie to discuss on

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Matt Cox receiving NAG award trophy from Anthony Sinnott (NAG Exec)

Matt Cox receiving the NAG Award trophy on behalf of the Team from University of Derby from Anthony Sinnott, NAG Treasurer.

The 2019 Award was sponsored by Content Online.