Dublin student receives top accolade from Ulster University

by Rachel Darcy

A Postgraduate student from Dublin has received a top accolade from law firm Allen & Overy, in recognition of excellence in librarianship and information management.

The award, now in its eighth year, is presented to the student who excels in the two-year Library and Information Management Postgraduate Diploma course at Ulster University.

This year’s recipient, Aoife Doherty, works as a Library Assistant in Technological University Dublin.

The course is supported by global law firm Allen & Overy in collaboration with the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), who accredit the course.

Patricia Rogers, Head of Support Services Centre, Allen & Overy Belfast, said: “We are delighted to continue to support and recognise excellence in the field of librarianship and information management through this award. The course offers a range of essential skills that help students flourish and develop in their careers.

“Congratulations to Aoife on her achievement and exceptional performance throughout the course.”

The online programme develops strong library, research and information skills techniques that are all designed to increase career prospects in this sector.

Aoife Doherty, the recipient of this year’s award, added: “This online course afforded me the flexibility to achieve while continuing to work. The insight and knowledge I gained from supportive and experienced tutors, guest speakers who are leaders in the field and classmates working in different library sectors, has been invaluable.

“I have developed a greater understanding of the challenges faced by libraries and the leadership skills required at all levels for their continued success. I am thankful to Allen & Overy for recognising the vital need for skilled information specialists in the sector and delighted to receive this award.”

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