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Cambridge librarian’s professional accomplishments honoured with award

Cambridge librarian’s professional accomplishments honoured with award

Cambridge chartered librarian Niamh Tumelty has won an award from the engineering division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

Niamh is an active member of SLA and brings a tremendous amount of energy to any association activity she is involved in. With this award, we recognise her outstanding contribution to the Association and the profession.

Teresa Powell, Chair of the Aerospace Section of the SLA Engineering Division

The Aerospace Section of the division sponsors the George Mandel Memorial Award, which was presented to Niamh, Head of STEM Libraries at the University, in recognition of her librarian accomplishments in the aerospace community. 

Niamh, who has been Head Librarian within the Department of Engineering since 2013, was a member of the Annual Conference Advisory Council for the 2017 SLA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, and Engineering Programme Planner for the 2016 SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - two roles which contributed towards her receiving the Award.

Niamh’s current research interests include information literacy, user experience and the library’s role in supporting connections between academia and industry.

“I’ve benefitted so much from being part of the SLA,” said Niamh. “The SLA Engineering Division includes information and knowledge professionals from a wide range of sectors and from around the world, including several of the engineering companies our graduates join after their time here at Cambridge. I’m honoured to have my own contributions acknowledged in this way by the Aerospace Section of SLA.”

Teresa Powell, Chair of the Aerospace Section of the SLA Engineering Division said: “Niamh is an active member of SLA and brings a tremendous amount of energy to any association activity she is involved in. With this award, we recognise her outstanding contribution to the Association and the profession.”

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