Enthusiastic and Professional…a great combination

It was another amazing night at this year’s Coleg Llandrillo’s Achievers Award ceremony. Before the fireworks and music the successful students received their awards under the watchful eye of the and ever good-humoured Master of Ceremonies, Colin Jackson.

This year 2CQR were proud to present the Library and Information Studies prize to Julie Morgan-Jones.

Ram Patel, 2CQR’s Chairman, presented the prize to Julie and was delighted to hear she was about to embark on the Library Foundation Degree. Ram remarked, “ I hear Julie is one of the most enthusiast people that has ever been on the library courses. It is a pleasure to reward both her enthusiasm and professionalism, these are qualities we all wish to see as our libraries develop, we wish her every success for the future”.

Julie Morgan-Jones completed the Professional Development Award in Applications of ICT in Libraries this year while working as a Library Assistant for Denbighshire Library Services. As she accepted the award she demonstrated her passion for her career, “Next Monday is my six year work anniversary…and I love it. Confucius said “choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life”, and he was quite correct. I don’t go to work, I go to play…and they pay me for it!”

Although Jools herself admitted that she approached the course with trepidation, having never worked at this academic level previously, her tutors were impressed with her infectious enthusiasm and her contribution to the teaching sessions. In nominating her for the award they recognized these contributions as always valuable, insightful or inspirational, making the sessions a pleasure to teach. Her experience in the sector is evident, she is fun, talkative, eager, dedicated and conscientious. Because of this her coursework is always well organized and well written, as a result of which the majority of her assignments earned top marks.

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From left; Andrew Eynon, Programme Area Manager for Library & Information Studies at Coleg Llandrillo. Ram Patel, Chairman 2CQR. Julie Morgan-Jones, Award recipient. Colin Jackson, Master of Ceremonies