Downpatrick woman receives graduation excellence award

Downpatrick woman receives graduation excellence award

10 July 2019

A DOWNPATRICK woman is celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from Ulster University.

Claire was presented with the Allen and Overy Librarian Excellence Award last week.

The award as part of the Library and Information Management postgraduate diploma which enhances the skills of information professionals.

Claire McCartan, a senior library assistant in the Biomedical Library at Queen’s University Belfast, was one of two recipients to be awarded the honour. 

It is presented annually to the student who achieves the highest marks on the popular course which is delivered online to help professionals to fit studies around their working lives.  

This award is supported by international law firm Allen and Overy in collaboration with Ulster University and the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals, who accredit the course.

Ms McCartan said: “I am absolutely delighted and would like to thank Allen and Overy for their continued support for the Library and Information Management course at Ulster University.

“Libraries support communities whether they be academic or social and enable the development of skills and advancement of knowledge for all.

“They are vitally important and the course at Ulster University helps to ensure that they continue to be the best resources possible.”

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

Dr David Barr, head of the School of Education at Ulster University, said: “The postgraduate diploma in Library and Information Management at Ulster University is the only course of its kind in Ireland as it offers professionally accredited study to individuals working within the library and information sector regardless of their geographic location through an innovative e-learning environment.”