Amy McKay from Corby Business Academy was yesterday announced as the winner of the School Librarian of the Year award, organised by the School Library Association (SLA).
Ginette Doyle, chair of the award’s selection committee, said McKay won the prize because of how she “injects fun” in her activities. “Her library is vibrant, colourful and full of displays promoting books, authors and reading," she said. "Passionate about her work she is a kind and caring individual who has an impact on the lives of her students: she is a very worthy winner of the 2016 award.’’
McKay beat off competition from four other shortlisted librarians from schools in Devon, Dorset, Cambridgeshire and Edinburgh and was presented with her prize by author Kim Slater at an award ceremony in London.