Shadowing in your area: Scotland

Porty Shadowers
Group Leader: Miss Thow

Group Status: Discovering the world of books whilst eating our lunch

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Judge Scotland: Jennifer Horan

I love books and I love libraries, and truly believe I have the best job in the world fusing the two.

I qualified as a librarian in 2011, after spending six years working as a library assistant in public libraries. My first professional post was as a school librarian, working in the sector for 2 ½ years before starting my current post as a Network Librarian. Although based in a secondary school, I enjoy much variety in my job - my typical day ranges from teaching students information skills and organising school reading groups to running a reminiscence session in the local care home and leading a Bookbug session in the local library.

Before studying librarianship, I trained as a primary school teacher and spent an incredibly humbling seven years volunteering in a children's hospice. I joined YLG in 2014.

When not hanging about libraries or reading copious books, I enjoy baking, singing and walking in the countryside.

I'm really excited about my second year as a Carnegie judge.