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SLA School Librarian of the Year 2008 announced

Nikki Heath, School Librarian of the Year 2008At an exciting and celebratory event in Westminster on 7th June Nikki Heath of Werneth School, Stockport, was announced School Librarian of the Year 2008, and presented with her award by special guest Philip Reeve, award winning author of the Mortal Engines series and many other books for children and teenagers.

The judging panel, who had visited many librarians around the UK shortlisted from those nominated by their colleagues this year, said of Nikki:

"Although Nikki's natural teaching ability was evident during the Yr 7 lesson we observed, her passion for supporting students to become both confident, independent researchers and to read for pleasure is her driving force. She provides constant opportunities to do this for all abilities, using both her original ideas and those initiated by other members of staff."

Full Honour List:


  • Nikki Heath, Werneth School, Stockport

Very Highly Commended:

  • Karen Bhatti, Yeading Junior School, Hayes
  • Shona Phillips, The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh
The Honour List:
  • Anne Dawson, Dulwich College Junior School, London
  • Robert Logan, Queen Elizabeth’s Community College Upper School, Crediton
  • Rebecca Marshall, Lipson Community College, Plymouth

Many congratulations to all six librarians.

As always the SLA are very grateful to our sponsors, who this year are The Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), Scholastic and Softlink Europe, without whose support the Award could not be maintained.

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