Significant contributions to library and knowledge services

A member of staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a regional award for significant contributions to library and knowledge services.

Emily Hurt, Clinical Librarian at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, was awarded with the Director of Health Libraries North Award; an annual award given to a LIHNN (Library and Information Health Network North West) member who has made a significant contribution to LIHNN or library and knowledge services in the North West.

Emily has been recognised on multiple occasions for her work to encourage staff to be research active; including designing and delivering a series of workshops to improve the way that information is used in research.

Tracey Pratchett, Library Services Manager, and Emily’s line manager, said, “I am so pleased that Emily has been recognised for this award. She is passionate about her profession and this comes through in everything that she does! Emily has introduced innovative new services and supports team members to be the best that they can be. She is also incredibly influential across the wider profession, producing research, contributing to continuing professional development (CPD) events and has recently embarked upon a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care which will take her to the next level. She is a truly inspirational colleague!”

Emily said: “I’m really proud that I’ve been given this award. The North West has a really strong health libraries network, and I love being a part of it. We have great development opportunities and support available, and that’s helped me take a lot of my ideas forward. I also work with a very supportive team and in an organisation that truly values the services we provide.”

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