8 October 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Ballybay woman Annie Brady has been chosen as this year’s winner of the prestigious School Librarian of the Year Award.

Ms Brady, who originally hails from the Tullycorbet area, was announced as the 2015 title recipient at a ceremony in London’s Royal Academy of the Arts this week.

A pupil of the St Louis Convent schools in Monaghan, she began her career in the local authority library service in her native county.

The award acknowledges her outstanding work as the librarian of the inner city St Paul’s Christian Brothers School in Dublin, which caters for 250 boys.

This is the second time in three years that the international School Library Association accolade has gone to an Irishwoman.

After receiving the prize from award-winning author Kevin Brooks, Ms Brady said that her reaction was one of total shock, but total delight.

“I’m really honoured and it’s a huge honour for the school,” she stated. “You can only be Librarian of the Year if you have the support of a fantastic staff and amazing students.”

Chairperson of the selection committee, Ginette Doyle said that Annie Brady has had…


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