Wildy-BIALL Law Librarian of the year 2009

If you weren't already aware, last night BIALL presented me with the Wildy-BIALL Law Librarian of the year 2009 award. I was honoured to receive this award, especially in the company of so many of my peers. At the time because I had absolutely no idea I was the recipient of this award I hadn't prepared an acceptance speech, so my speech when called upon was quite short and I didn't thank the many people that have encouraged me to become involved with BIALL and to develop my technical skills.

So in no particular order I'd like to thank the following. Chrissy Street of Clifford Chance for encouraging me to start a blog for LIG, if LIGIssues hadn't been born I doubt I'd be where I am now! Hazel Hewison previous BIALL Chair and previous LIG Chair who asked me to
be vice-Chair of LIG, from there so many things have happened.

I'd like to thank all of the members I have worked with on LIG but especially Emily Allbon Academic Law Librarian extraordinaire. Emily and I first met at the BIALL Conference in Edinburgh and since then have worked on a number of projects together. She probably knows this is already but she leads the way in Academic Law Librarianship and could and should win this award at some point. Emily and I have become close friends since Edinburgh. I've also made a lot of other friends through BIALL, they know who they are and I would like to thank them for supporting the work I do and encouraging me to do more!

Thanks ALL!!