Wicklow librarian recognised with award for excellence
GERALDINE Colgan of Ashford has received a prestigious award from Ulster University in Northern Ireland as part of the Library and Information Management Postgraduate Diploma that enhances the skills of information professionals.
Geraldine Colgan who hails from Ballyduff, is one of two recipients to be awarded the honour. It is presented annually to the student who achieves the highest marks on the popular course, which is delivered online to help professionals to fit studies around their working lives.
Geraldine currently works within the Public Library Service in Wicklow County Council.
The award winner said: ‘Ulster University provided the right balance of blended learning to enhance my skills and knowledge in the field of Librarianship. It has been hugely beneficial and has really given me a deeper understanding of my work in the public library sector. The librarian’s skillset must constantly evolve to keep up with the demands of this dynamic environment.
‘Finally, I am grateful to Wicklow County Council and the County Librarian for giving me the opportunity to pursue this professional qualification. I am also grateful to my colleagues and friends in Wicklow Library Service for all their help and support over the past two years.’
The award is supported by International law firm Allen and Overy in collaboration with Ulster University and the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) who accredit the course.
Geraldine Colgan with her award from the Ulster University.