University of Leicester recognised at THE Leadership and Management Awards 2012

Posted by fi17 at Jun 22, 2012 04:25 PM |
Library team scoops prize at ceremony in London
University of Leicester recognised at THE Leadership and Management Awards 2012

The team receive their award at the London ceremony

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University of Leicester has won the award Outstanding Library Team at last night’s annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. This is the sixth consecutive year that the University has won a Times Higher award.

Their victory was witnessed by more than 800 people gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane to celebrate the sector’s achievements at the ceremony, held in association with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

For Maja Maricevic, head of higher education at the British Library and one of the judges, the project offered “a leading example of how to successfully remodel and combine on-site and online library services”.

Christine Fyfe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Librarian at the University of Leicester (pictured centre with the award), said: “‘The Library Team is thrilled to have won this prestigious award against very stiff competition. Providing the best possible library service for all our students, staff and members is the key driving force for Library staff and we are delighted that this has been recognised.”

Now in their fourth year, the awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and aim to celebrate the sector’s leadership, management, financial and business skills. They showcase the extraordinary innovation, teamwork and commercial acumen of UK higher education institutions.

John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education, commented: “The sector should take great reassurance from the extraordinary examples of creativity, commitment and sheer hard work that the awards judges have recognised.”

For more coverage of the awards, photos and information on all the winners across the 15 categories, visit www.thelmawards.co.uk or pick up a copy of Times Higher Education, available in newsagents from 28 June.

 

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