Librarian wins national award!

At the May 2014 annual conference of CILIP Cymru, the ‘Welsh Librarian of the Year Award’ was presented to the Head of Special Collections and Archives, Peter Keelan.

Awarded to an individual librarian or information professional, the award champions the achievements, impact and innovation of those who make a significant difference to either the communities which they serve or to the profession in Wales.

Peter was nominated for the award by Janet Peters, Director of University Libraries and University Librarian Information Services, Cardiff University, Janet said

“Peter leads by example, with his passion for the unique and distinctive in ‘special’ collections, and has made major contributions to the promotion of historical materials both in Cardiff University and across Wales. Recognised as an expert in his field, and a strategic thinker, he is a leading light in the WHELF Special Collections Group.”

– See more at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip-cymru-wales/news/winner-welsh-librarian-year-award-announced#sthash.U44nGBb5.dpuf

Awarded to an individual librarian or information professional, the award champions the achievements, impact and innovation of those who make a significant difference to either the communities which they serve or to the profession in Wales (awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals – CILIP Cymru).

Peter was nominated for the award by Janet Peters, Director of University Libraries and University Librarian Information Services, Cardiff University, Janet said:

“Peter leads by example, with his passion for the unique and distinctive in ‘special’ collections, and has made major contributions to the promotion of historical materials both in Cardiff University and across Wales”.

 

Peter Keelan at the CILIP Cymru award ceremony, May 2014.

Peter Keelan at the CILIP Cymru award ceremony, May 2014.

Aled Gruffydd Jones, National Librarian, National Library of Wales and President of CILIP Cymru Wales celebrated the achievements of all the nominees before announcing the winners, and Barbara Pacut on behalf of the sponsors, Sirsi Dynix, presented the awards.

“It is a real honour and surprise to be named Welsh Librarian of the Year,” said Peter. “I work with many inspiring colleagues on projects both within Wales and further afield, and the progress we’ve made collaboratively, especially around digitising archives and making these valuable resources available online, will continue to make a difference to academic research and public education well into the future.”

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