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UK School Librarian of the Year announced

In the UK, librarian Emma Suffield from Saint Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy in Lancashire has won the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Award, reports The Bookseller.

The award was given to Suffield by the School Library Association (SLA) for increasing book borrowing rates in the school by 450% since her appointment as learning resources centre manager in 2014. Suffield also revamped the library’s nonfiction section, and runs multiple book clubs, book award shadowing schemes, and creative writing clubs out of the library.

SLA selection committee chair Lesley Martin said: ‘It is exciting for the profession to have someone as forward thinking, creative, passionate and professional about school libraries and no doubt with a great career ahead of her. Emma makes a real difference in her school and her community and her contribution to the wider library profession is already making an impact.’

For more information about the award, click here.



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