Winner of the Welsh Librarian of the Year Award 2016

Dylan Hughes (pictured left) with all the Welsh Librarian of the Year nominees.

This story is from the CILIP Cymru Wales website

“Congratulations to Dylan Hughes, Leisure and Libraries Manager- Wrexham Library & Information Service WINNER of the Welsh Librarian of the Year Award 2016. Dylan was nominated for the award by the Society of Chief Librarians Wales Executive Group.
In recent years, Dylan has worked tirelessly to make the vision of a single nationally procured library management system a reality in Wales. This has been a very challenging and time-consuming project that required a range of skills and personal attributes, not least tenacity, to pull off. The legacy that his leadership of this project will give the Welsh public library network is significant.

His support not only to his own service but to others through his involvement with SCL Wales and other organisations have led to changes within the Welsh Public Library Standards, various library strategies and the growth and professionalism around the marketing of library services.

He is a passionate committed library professional who on retirement will be sorely missed, both in Wrexham and across the wider nation.

Collecting his award, Dylan thanked CILIP Cymru Wales and sponsors SirsiDynix and applauded the work of his fellow nominees. Dylan said that he saw the award , not as an individual achievement, but as a collective achievement on behalf of all the librarians he has worked with over his 35 year career.”

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