Printed Date: 14/04/2024

GLL Library Staff Nominated for Prestigious Awards

Three dedicated and hardworking staff-members at GLL libraries have been shortlisted for distinguished awards from ‘Libraries Connected’ - a national charity and membership organisation that champions the value of libraries across the UK.

The awards celebrate the achievements of library workers who have had an exceptional impact on their library service, users or their local communities.

Nominations and categories are as follows -

Vision and Print Impaired People's Promise (VPIPP)

Gill Nutkins, Stock Librarian, Bromley Libraries

Nominated for her dedication to making library services more accessible to people with additional needs.

Information and Digital

Loretta Awuah, Strategic Business Support Manager, Greenwich, Bromley and Wandsworth Libraries

Nominated for creating the business support section in Greenwich and delivering the British Library SILL (Start Up in London Libraries) programme, expanding the service to Bromley and Wandsworth libraries, and leading the very successful ‘Start Up Business Week’ across the three boroughs.

Georgina Carr, Partnership Marketing Programme Owner, Lincolnshire Libraries

Nominated for championing online improvements and bringing in innovative ideas which have enhanced the customers’ experience. These include a bespoke video sharing customers’ library stories, integrated catalogue functions, and room and activity booking facilities within the website.

The shortlist will be considered by an expert panel including Lesley Parr, the award-winning author of children’s historical fiction, along with judges from the Arts Council England, The Reading Agency, the Queen’s Reading Room and the Guardian Foundation. Winners will be announced on June 4 at a ceremony in Warwickshire.

Rebecca Gediking, Head of Libraries at GLL, comments, “We are delighted that Gill Nutkins, Loretta Awuah and Georgina Carr have been shortlisted for the Libraries Connected Awards. It is an honour to be nominated  and we are delighted that their hard work, contribution and innovation has been recognised in this way.” 

Isobel Hunter MBE, chief executive of Libraries Connected, adds, “Huge congratulations to all the library workers that have made the shortlist for the Libraries Connected Awards 2024. We received a record number of nominations this year so it’s a fantastic achievement to have made it this far. I’m struck by the huge variety of projects and activities on the shortlist, demonstrating the incredible breadth and creativity of the library sector. It’s so important that we recognise these achievements, particularly in such challenging times.”


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