A Wirral Children’s Librarian has seen her work with young people recognised by a national libraries organisation.
Sue Roe, Wirral Council’s Children’s Services Librarian, has been awarded a Certificate of Honorary Life Membership by the Youth Libraries group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). CILIP describes itself as ‘the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers’.
Sue Roe received the honour at a ceremony at Bolingbroke Academy in London. The award recognises ‘her major contribution to library services for children and young people’.
Sue Roe said: “I am delighted to be presented with Honorary Life Membership of the CILIP Youth Libraries Group, an organisation that works so hard to advocate quality provision of library services and reader development opportunities for children and young people and to promote excellence in children and young people’s literature.”
Cllr Chris Meaden, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Leisure said: “We have been banging the drum about how wonderful Sue is for many years, and I’m glad to be able to say that she fully deserves the recognition that CILIP has chosen to bestow on her.
"Sue has worked tirelessly with children and young people in our libraries, helping to inspire a love of reading and stories in them and organising many events, including bringing famous writers like Julia Donaldson to Wirral.”
Sue Roe has worked for many years in various regional and national roles, including Secretary and Co-ordinator of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards, and was co-author of the YLG publication “Image and Imagination”, about award-winning illustrated children’s books.