The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the finalists in this year's Libraries Change Lives Award, one of the leading accolades in the library and information world. The three projects in the running for this prestigious annual award are:
1. The NEALIS project
(North East Accessible Library and Information Services)
Providing improving library, information and reading services to blind and partially sighted people throughout North East England, this is a wide ranging partnership project across a variety of organisations including 12 public library authorities, and is endorsed by the Society of Chief Librarians and Share the Vision Six Steps pledge.
2. Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults With Learning Disabilities
(Kent Libraries and Archives)
An innovative project that welcomes adults with learning disabilities into libraries and works with them to develop services that meet their needs, and help them to lead more active lives in their communities.
3. Our Tyneside & The History Club (Newcastle City Libraries)
A pioneering partnership that engages adults with learning difficulties with their local heritage and family histories through practical, skill-developing activities, guided tours and talks in a safe and friendly environment.
The winner will be announced on 13 July