Wick­low li­brar­ian recog­nised with award for ex­cel­lence

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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.

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