News / Librarian wins award

Librarian Catherine Jeromson

ONE OF Shetland Library’s senior assistants has won an award from Robert Gordon University.

Catherine Jeromson has scooped the Ian Johnson Alumnus Award given to a former student who, within five years of graduating, has made a “significant contribution to her library service, and/or demonstrated significant personal and professional development”.

Jeromson took an unpaid year out from her Shetland Library job in 2010 to qualify as a librarian at RGU and has since been working towards becoming a chartered librarian. She has worked in both public and school libraries in Shetland and much of her work is with young people.

RGU professor of librarianship Peter Raid said was a “worthy recipient” of the award: “Catherine has consistently shown real enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism working with Shetland Libraries and has steadfastly displayed her passion for libraries and their capacity to enrich the lives of members of the community.”

Shetland Library manager Karen Fraser said: “We did not know Catherine had been nominated so this is a lovely surprise and richly deserved. The energy she puts into her work, her professional approach, customer focus and her unfailing sense of humour has undoubtedly enhanced our service.”


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