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A hat-trick for Jerwood Library

Thu 25 April 2019

Trinity Laban’s Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts has won a third International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) Excellence Award.

Now awarded every three years, the IAML Excellence Awards celebrate sustained good work and good practice in libraries that has the potential to be adopted and adapted by others.

Having previously won in 2010 and 2014, the Jerwood Library has earned its third award this year, impressing the panel of experts from both the music and library industries chaired by Dr Charles Inskip, Programme Director at the Department of Information Studies, UCL.

In order to be considered for the award, the Jerwood Library was required to demonstrate the breadth and quality of its services including a knowledgeable team, engagement with users, and materials supporting the study, enjoyment and performance of music.

The award was presented by Dr. Inskip at the IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend at the University of Leicester on Sunday 14th April, where the library received special commendation for its engagement with users and potential users, as well as its programme of user education.

Head Librarian Claire Kidwell comments – “I’m absolutely delighted that the Jerwood Library has won this award for a third time. It’s a huge testament to an incredibly hard-working team that never rests on its laurels and is always striving to deliver the best possible service to its users.”

Housed in the Faculty of Music at King Charles Court, the Jerwood Library supports Trinity Laban’s mission to bring together performers and practitioners to train, collaborate, research and perform in inspiring creative, intellectual and physical spaces.

The library holds collections of international significance, including rare and in some cases unique items, all of which are available for study and research. To find out more, visit our facilities webpage.

Image L-R: Dr Charles Inskip, Claire Kidwell (credit: Adam Taylor)