We are delighted to share that our 2021 SLA Europe President, Amy Stubbing, is one of ten award recipients this year, pulling together a fantastic list of achievements across the organisation.
Amy has won the James M. Matarazzo Rising Star Award, recognising her as an “outstanding” SLA member that shows “exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to the association and profession.”
Since qualifying as a librarian in 2016 from Robert Gordon University with a MSc in Library and Information Studies, Amy has worked in a number of roles focusing on collection management, customer services, and learning support. She won the Early Career Conference Award with SLA Europe and the Academic Division in 2018, which enabled her to attend the annual SLA conference in Phoenix. Since then, Amy has been an active member of SLA Europe, from webinar coordinator, to DigiComms Chair, and now President.
Amy is currently working on her first book, due to be published by Facet Publishing in January 2022, and is titled Data Driven Decisions: A Practical Toolkit for Librarians and Information Professionals.
When asked about the award, Amy said:
“I’m so happy to have won this award, and so grateful that SLA has chosen to recognise me for work that really has been a joy to take part in. Being a member of SLA has had a huge impact on my career and has opened so many doors. I really hope I can continue to support SLA and SLA Europe past my year as president and hope to take on a role in HQ in the coming years!”
If you would like to support Amy and attend the awards ceremony to learn more about the other fantastic awardees, you can attend the ceremony for free – click here for more information on how to register.
Don’t forget, you can still apply for one of our awards – Early Career Conference Award or the Mid-Career Award – to attend this year’s SLA Conference. Don’t delay and send in your application today!