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Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year 2019 winner announced

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Photo: Charlie Sherry

The winner of Library and Information Professional of the Year 2019 has been announced as Fiona Laing (pictured above right with Michelle Elkington of sponsors Bolinda Digital), Official Publications Curator in Collections and Research, National Library of Scotland. The award was presented at the CILIPS Annual Conference.

Fiona has won the award for her work both in the National Library and in the wider profession including:

  • Ensuring that the National Library holds a comprehensive collection of publications from not just the Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament and the devolved assemblies but their respective government departments and agencies, as well as some intergovernmental bodies, either in print or in digital format.
  • Delivering the Scottish School Examination Papers Digitisation project which has seen a full collection of examination papers from 1888 to the current day made available online.
  • Engaging with the wider profession including the development of a new website for Scottish Working Forum on Official Publications (SWOP) as well as being the Chair of the group, organising meetings, posting on the website and being active on social media.

Congratulations Fiona!!

You can read the full short and long list here.