Kate Robinson, Head of the Library’s Academic Services, is one of only three professionals working in libraries to be elected this year to the prestigious category of Fellowship of the nation’s professional institute of librarians.
Kate will receive the award at a ceremony to be held in Newcastle this September.
The award is made in recognition of Kate’s exceptional contributions to professional practice over the past decade, whilst she has been working at the University of Bath, both in serving the University and in her work for the wider community.
It highlights her interest in partnership and inclusion, demonstrated in projects focussing on transition points in education and how these may be supported, through work with both school pupils and students in further and higher education. In this work she has formalised international reading projects and instigated and supported international learning partnerships.
Her work on library design has informed the development of creative and purposeful learning spaces and her experimentation with social technologies in a service context has engendered significant interest and engagement within the educational communities.
University Librarian Howard Nicholson said: “I offer Kate my sincere congratulations on this well-earned recognition. Kate is the antidote to narrow professionalism and has taken the core skills of the information professional and demonstrated how they can be used to improve student support from school level right through to their experience at university.”