Awards and achievements
Some of the accomplishments of the Library Service and library staff.
Shortlisted for 2018 'Outstanding Library Team' at Times Higher Education Awards
We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Outstanding Library Team category for the 2018 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The THELMAs are the only national awards honouring the full range of professional services and administrational talent working in UK universities.
UWE Bristol Library Service’s shortlisting was based on our academic skills work over the past year, particularly drawing on our online information resources, interactive digital materials, academic skills workshops, Peer Assisted Learning scheme, learning spaces and enquiry services. This is in line with UWE Bristol’s ethos of entrenching professionally-recognised and practice-oriented provision in its programmes, to create ready and able graduates.
We are very proud of the hard work that staff have contributed over the past few years to the development of our service, which has led to this achievement. THE editor John Gill said:
The THELMAs are unique in shining a deserved spotlight on often unsung heroes from across the professional services and administration of our world-leading universities, and it’s an honour for Times Higher Education to organise an event celebrating their achievement . . . talent and dedication continue to abound, as well as a determination to find creative solutions to problems as and when they occur.
You can see the details of the THELMAs and shortlists for other categories on the Thelma Awards website.
As well as the Library category, UWE Bristol has been shortlisted in the Student Services category too. The winners in each category will be announced at the awards event in London on Thursday 21st June.
Investors in People accreditation
Library Services is delighted to have achieved the Investors in People - Gold Award. The IIP assessor commented:
|This assessment highlighted the consistent and positive way in which people throughout Library Services experience excellent leadership and management support, to deliver their job role, and to seek further career enrichment or progression. The investment made in learning and development is significant, and frequently linked to the achievement of professional qualifications. The variety of learning and development activities demonstrate a keen interest in being innovative, using the best solutions with internal resources (examples include staff development hour and eLearning), together with external events such as conferences, networking, and courses.|
This is a wonderful endorsement of our commitment to staff development, that has included protecting the budget for training and development, and the fortnightly staff development hour.
Better together award
Jackie Chelin, Deputy Librarian, won the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Award at the UWE Bristol Better Together Awards in 2015 for leading the work of the Academic Literacy Forum. Her nomination stated:
|Jackie has been instrumental in leading the co-ordination and development of our academic skills work with students across the university through the Academic Literacy Forum. Jackie's energy and enthusiasm is delivering real benefits for students in developing the skills they need to be successful in their learning and practice and is also a superb example to us all of working effectively across professional and institutional boundaries to deliver high quality services to students.|