Digital scholarship blog

26 September 2016

British Library Labs Staff Awards 2016: Looking for entries now!

Four-light-bulbsNominate a British Library staff member or team who has been instrumental in doing something exciting, innovative and cool with the British Library’s digital collections or data.

The 2016 British Library Labs Staff Award will recognise a team or current member of staff at the British Library that has played a key role in innovative work with the Library’s digital collections or data. This is the first time that the British Library is bestowing this Award and it will highlight some of the work the Library does and the people who do it. 

Perhaps the project you know about demonstrated the development of new knowledge or was an activity that delivered commercial value to the library. Did the person create an artistic work that inspired, stimulated, amazed and provoked? Do you know of a project developed by the Library where quality learning experiences for learners were developed using the Library’s digital content? 

You may nominate a current member of British Library staff, a team, or yourself(s) if you work at the Library, for the Award using this form.

The deadline for submission is 12:00 (BST), Monday 24th October 2016.

The winner(s) will be announced on Monday 7th November 2016 at the British Library Labs Annual Symposium where they will be asked to talk about their work.

The Staff Award complements the British Library Labs Awards, introduced in 2015, which recognises outstanding work that has been done in the broader community. Last year’s winners drew attention to artistic, research, and entrepreneurial activities that used our digital collections.

British Library Labs is a project within the Digital Scholarship department at the British Library that supports and inspires the use of the Library's digital collections and data in exciting and innovative ways. It is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

@bl_labs #bldigital @bl_digischol