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Promoting THE Award shortlist

simon.bralee.156 October 2021

The Student Centre team have been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards under the “Outstanding Library Team” category. This is an amazing achievement and we want to celebrate it.

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Sharing the news on social Media

The Library comms team will co-ordinate sharing the news through the library’s social media accounts. If you wish to tweet about the shortlisting in a personal capacity on your own accounts, please do use the hashtag #THEAwards.

About the awards

The winners will be announced at a celebration event in central London on 25 November 2021. These are the 17th annual THE Awards, perhaps better known as the “Oscars of higher education”.

This year they focus primarily on activity during the 2019-20 academic year, and so include a large number of submissions based on the initial response of all HE institutions to the unique and wide-ranging challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Library Staff Conference Staff Awards 2017

Benjamin Meunier18 July 2017

By Jennifer Brown

On the 6th July 2017 we held our 11th Year Library Staff conference based upon the theme of “Excellence in Customer Service”.

Once more our staff awards categories was based upon our Values. Thank you to all those who submitted nominations and well done to all those who

  • were nominated,
  • were runner ups
  • and those who were chosen as the winners

It was a difficult decision for the judges to pick the winners from a selection of really strong nominations.

Category for Collaboration

The nominees for this category were:

    • Bernadette Flynn
    • Sally Perry
    • Subject Liaison Librarians
    • Special Collections, Archives and Records

WinnerSubject Liaison Librarians [Adam Miller, Emily Selvidge, Giulia Garoli, Jacqui Smith, Kieron Jones, Liz Lawes, Robbie Lumsden, Sarah Burn, Suzanne Traue, Vanessa Freedman and Francine Wood]

Runner up – Sally Perry


Category for Empowerment

The nominees for this category were:

  • Alan Bracey
  • Angela Young

Winner – Angela Young

Runner up – Alan Bracey


Excellent Service

The nominees for this category were:

  • Study Service Assistants (SSA’s)
  • Simon Coates – Enquiry Services Manager
  • Open Access Services
  • Lass Library: Robbie Lumsden, Gillian Mackenzie, Sharon James, Simon Beesley, Nadia Marks, Max Pinarello & Makeba Adero
  • IOE Information Literacy including Nazlin Bhimani, Rozz Evans, Francesca Ezzelino, Dan O’Connor, Sally Perry & Barbara Sakarya
  • Liaison & Skills Support Team led by Cecile Dubuis
  • Library Finance team
  • Nadia Marks
  • Open Access Team
  • Dianne Stacey

Winner – LASS Library [Robbie Lumsden, Gillian Mackenzie, Sharon James, Simon Beesley, Nadia Marks, Max Pinarello, Makeba Adero].

Runner up – IOE Information Literacy [Nazlin Bhimani, Rozz Evans, Francesca Ezzelino, Dan O’Connor, Sally Perry & Barbara Sakarya]



Nominees for this category:

  • Research Data Support (Myriam Fellous-Sigrist & Daniel VanStrien)
  • Daniel Kordik

Winner Research Data Support Service [Myriam Fellous-Sigrist & Daniel Van Strien]

Runner upDaniel Kordik


Mutual Respect

Nominees for this category:

  • Bill Martin
  • Queen Square Library
  • Andy Pow


Winner – Queen Square Library – [Kate Brunskill, Rosanna Rizzo and Sandra Bamborough]

Runner up – Andy Pow


Above and Beyond

Nominees for this category:

  • Daniel O’Connor
  • Ken On
  • Cumar Amerasingam
  • Matthew Reynolds
  • Freddie Linares


Winner – Daniel O’Connor


Further details regarding the nominations for the staff award 2017 runner-ups and winners are available on Moodle. Congratulations to all involved!

UCL Press wins UCL Brand Ambassador award

Alison Fox16 February 2017


UCL Press was thrilled to win the UCL Brand Ambassador award at the UCL professional services awards yesterday. The award was made for the global reach UCL Press’s books and journals have achieved, with download figures now close to 200,000 in over 200 countries since its launch in June 2015.

When UCL Press launched, it was the first university press to set up from scratch with an Open Access model. As such, it was a brave step, and since such a venture had never been attempted before in the UK, it was hard to predict the outcome. The idea for the Press was that of Dr Paul Ayris, Pro Vice Provost, UCL Library Services, a leader in OA advocacy for many years, and the Press was the flagship addition to strong OA services and policies already established at UCL.

From the outset, the reaction at UCL to the Press has been unfailingly positive: authors have submitted proposals in the hundreds, many of them already committed Open Access advocates with few other OA options for publishing their monographs. For those early adopters, and for the Senior Management team at UCL who supported the setting up of the Press, their belief is now paying dividends, as research published by UCL Press reaches a huge global audience. Many of those reading UCL Press’s books would not be able to access a print version, either because they would be unaffordable to individuals or to local universities, or simply because print book distribution to many countries around the world is severely limited or indeed non-existent.

UCL is committed to being a force for good and enlightenment in the world, and ensuring that the products of its research are made as widely available as possible helps to support that commitment. UCL Press is excited to be contributing to the institution’s global presence, and proud that its books and authors are acting as UCL Brand Ambassadors worldwide.

I would personally like to thank the whole UCL Press team, our wonderful authors, David Price, Paul Ayris and Martin Moyle for their unfailing support and encouragement, our colleagues in Library Services, and our colleagues around UCL who support us – all of them make this happen.

Posted on behalf of Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager, UCL Press