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Judge Scotland: Lisa Penman

I started working as a library assistant 10 years ago, when I got my first job in this profession based at Duloch Library in Dunfermline.  In this role I was able to gain lots of experience working with children and young people.  I ran Bookbug sessions, started up junior and teen reading groups, worked with visiting school and conducted story times and craft sessions within the library.  I love this job so much that I am still in this post on a part time basis! 

The other part of the week I work in the Service Development Team for Young People.  My substantive post is a Supervisor within this team where I cover 17 schools and 5 libraries within my area.  In this role I visit all of my schools on a regular basis.  Conducting class visits to the local library and get to work on many exciting projects with the schools to promote reading, such as our Big Book Brains Quiz, our Primary 7 Book Awards, and tablet taster sessions.  I am also a Bookbug trainer.  At the moment I am acting as Service Development Officer for Young People and have been very busy organising our Summer Reading Challenge.  I don’t think there could be a better job for me really.

I am also a mum of twin boys who are aged 7, I love to go swimming and absolutely adore cats (and reading).