The student librarians at Penrith’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School have been recognized at county level.
The Cumbria Pupil Librarian of the Year Award is a new initiative from Cumbria Library Services for Schools. Open to all primary and secondary schools in Cumbria, the award recognises individual and team student librarians who have made a special contribution to the successful running of their school library and who have shown enthusiasm for their library duties.
QEGS’ entry took the form of a poster, put together by the student librarians themselves, and came runners up in the team category. They have won a team certificate and a £10 Amazon voucher each.
Jane McFie, Senior Schools Support Officer at Cumbria Library Service for Schools made the award. She said: “The judges were very taken with the presentation of your entry. It just looks like so much fun being part of your library team. It was noted that you have student librarians from years 7 to 13, some who have been involved all their way through the school, and that you have a real library family.”
Vicky Marshall, QEGS’ librarian, said: “Our student librarians are a vital part of the day-to-day running of our school library. They willingly and enthusiastically get stuck in to all sorts of jobs and they richly deserve their award.”