Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Nominees announced

CILIP Cymru Wales is delighted to announce the long-list of 12 nominees for this, the inaugural Welsh Librarian of the Year Award. 

The judging panel are diligently working on selecting a shortlist of nominees, and also the overall winner, who will be announced at the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference Dinner, in Cardiff on 16th May.  Sirsi-Dynix, the library technology specialists, are kindly sponsoring the Award, enabling a prize of £500 to be awarded to the winner.

The following library and information professionals, who live and /or work in Wales have been nominated by their colleagues:

Public Sector category (local authority, government and health);
  • Geraint Bowen                   Cardiff Libraries
  • Elizabeth Evans                  Swansea Libraries
  • Gwilym Games                   Swansea Libraries
  • Bethan M Hughes                Denbighshire Library Services
  • Rebecca Jones                   Welsh Government Library & Archive Services
  • Carole Morgans                   Cardiff Libraries
  • Preeti Pathak                     Cardiff Libraries
  • Cassie Tozer                      Cardiff Libraries

Academic & Research category (H&FE, Research, National Library);
  • Lori Havard                       Swansea University, ISS
  • Marie Lancaster                 Cardiff Metropolitan University Library
  • Rebecca Mogg                   Cardiff University Libraries
  • Helen Staffer                    Cardiff University Libraries

Nominees, we celebrate you!

These nominations highlight the achievements, impacts or innovation of our nominees and mark the significant contributions that library and information professionals make to their patrons, communities, organisations and society as a whole.
“The librarian plays a key role in the function of libraries in our communities, a fact that can often be overlooked in discussions and debates around buildings and cultural resources.  It is the librarian who shapes the character of a library, and who drives for its success. SirsiDynix is delighted to sponsor the Welsh Librarian of the Year Award in its first year, recognising the important contribution of an individual and as an advocate for the profession.”
Barbara Pacut, SirsiDynix EMEA Sales Director
The judging panel includes distinguished representatives from the library and information community in Wales and from CILIP within the UK.

In addition to saluting the nominees we also wish to mark our appreciation and gratitude to our members who embraced the Award with such enthusiasm and who went that extra mile in submitting nominations for their colleagues. Your time and effort is very much appreciated!

Further information:
Welsh Librarian of the Year - CILIP Cymru Wales web pages
Press release - Sirsi Dynix
Follow the discussion on Twitter #WLYA13

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