Mentor of the Year for NHS Scotland Health Library Manger Alison Bogle

Photo of Alison Bogle and Martin Stone by Rolf Marriott

Alison Bogle, Library Services Manager for The Health Management Library has won Mentor of the Year award from CILIP, the library and information association. The award and a £250 prize was presented in London on October 12 during the very first Libraries Week.

Alison manages the Health Management Library which is part of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) – and supports the information needs of NHS and social care managers, leaders and non-clinical staff for all of Scotland, as well as staff within NSS itself. Her team also manage the specialist portal for management information in NHS Scotland.

Alison said:

“I have been a CILIP mentor for about 7 years and particularly enjoy the fact that it allows me to meet librarians from outside the health sector. I have mentored candidates working in public libraries, the voluntary sector and the NHS. Currently I am mentoring a candidate from an academic library which is a new experience for me.

I was very surprised when I heard that I had been selected to receive the Mentor of the Year award and feel honoured just to have been nominated for it. I am very grateful to CILIP for the recognition which has inspired me to continue to develop my mentoring skills.”

Nick Poole CILIP CEO said:

“Having a mentor to turn to can make a huge difference to anyone developing their career. I would like to congratulate Alison on her award and thank her for her incredible support in sharing her knowledge and experience for the benefit of others and the sector.”

Nominations for Mentor of the Year are based on the experiences of mentees who are receiving support from a mentor to expand their knowledge and skills within the library and information sector. CILIP has over 500 mentors who actively share their time and knowledge to support the career development of others who want to improve their skills and experience.


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About the Health Management Library

The Health Management Library was the first library to be established in the NHS in Scotland and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2015.

The library is based in Edinburgh and provides a range of services to library customers throughout Scotland: these include literature searches, evidence digests, current awareness and document supply services.

The team is responsible for developing the content of Health Management Online- the specialist portal for management information in NHS Scotland. This website provides access to our catalogue, all the e-resources available, our library services and also to reading lists, management topic areas, policy and training resources that we have put together.

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a large national health board supporting both the NHS and the wider public sector in Scotland. Services which are part of NSS include the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Health Protection Scotland, Information Services Division, National Procurement, Central Legal Office, Health Facilities Scotland, the Counter Fraud Service and others. The Health Management Library sits within the Public Health & Intelligence Unit of NSS.


Photo by Rolf Marriott  - Alison Bogle CILIP Mentor of the Year, with Martin Stone, Chair of CILIP's Professional Registration and Accreditation Board.