Welsh librarian wins Law Librarian of the Year Award 2014

Many congratulations to Lillian Stevenson, Subject Librarian for Law and Academic Services Manager at Aberystwyth University on being awarded the WILDY BIALL (British and Irish Association of Law Librarians) Law Librarian of the Year Award 2014.

Speaking at the award ceremony Jas Breslin, President of BIALL, said:
“The Wildy BIALL Law Librarian of the Year Award is our chance to reward an outstanding Law Librarian. This year’s winner is an academic law librarian who has volunteered on both BIALL Committees and on
Council. She has been an exemplary ambassador for BIALL on many occasions, and we thank her for this contribution to our organisation.
More impressive is just how highly this person is regarded and esteemed by her academic colleagues in her law school. The respect she holds there is
immense. Through her competence and hard work, she has developed an excellent working relationship with faculty colleagues, which many academic librarians in this room will recognize can be extremely difficult  to foster. In this respect she can be considered a role model for academic law librarians in this country and around the world.”

Lillian’s work in increasing knowledge of Welsh law resources deserved special mention as “she initiated and produced a Globalex research guide for Wales, thereby raisingthe visibility of the Welsh legal system and legal research to librarians and researchers all around the world. This was followed up by an article on the Welsh Legal System in Legal Information Management
last year. Her work in this area has brought the Welsh legal system to the forefront of the minds of BIALL members and researchers across
the globe.”

(Story courtesy of BIALL http://www.biall.org.uk/pages/press-releases.html)

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