The LIBER Award for Library Innovation was instituted by LIBER with support from OCLC.
It recognizes the three abstracts which best describe innovative work within the overall theme of the Annual Conference. The criteria (in order of importance) for the Award are:
- Level of innovation
- Impact on the wider library community
- Quality of the abstract
The three abstracts which best fulfil these criteria are selected by the Conference Programme Committee. The Award comprises the opportunity to present the winning paper at the LIBER Annual Conference, free Conference registration, and travel expenses and accommodation.
The three winners receive their Awards during a short ceremony at the LIBER Annual Conference.