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School Librarian of the Year Award: 2018 Winner Announced


The SLA is delighted to announce that this year Emma Suffield at Saint Wilfrid's C of E Academy in Blackburn has been awarded the School Librarian of the Year 2018.

Award-winning author Lauren St. John, whose books include The White Giraffe and Dead Man's Cove (Orion Children's Books) presented her with the award at a special ceremony at The Judge's Court, above Browns in St Martins Lane, London, on 9 October.

Although her official title is Learning Resources Centre Manager, Emma Suffield is seen more as a member of the family by many of the 1,400 students at Saint Wilfrid's C of E Academy in a diverse area of Blackburn, thanks to her personalised, thoughtful and supportive approach to engaging all readers across the school. Innovative, imaginative practice, frequently going the extra mile, has led to a whopping 450% increase in book borrowing rates since Emma became responsible for the library in 2014.

Read Emma's full profile here.

Download the full Press Release here [PDF file].

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