The Swedish Academy has decided to award ALMA jury member Annika Edlund the Librarianship Prize for 2016. The prize, established in 2005, is to be awarded librarians at Swedish public libraries who have made valuable contributions to promote interest in classical and contemporary fiction.
Annika Edlund works as children’s librarian and literary educator at Grubbebiblioteket in Umeå. She is a member of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award jury since 2012.
The citation by the Swedish Academy reads as follows:
The Swedish Academy’s Librarianship Prize for 2016 has been awarded to Annika Edlund of the Grubbe Public Library, Umeå, for ably and innovatively inspiring and enriching readers of all ages, both inside and outside the library.
Annika manages the children’s library at Grubbebiblioteket, a combined public and school library operating under an intrapreneurship agreement. She organizes story times, book groups and “library courses” for preschool and primary school pupils, and oversees other programming and exhibition activities. She also gives presentations on new children’s and young adult books to teachers and other literature advocates in association with Svensk Bibliotekstjänst, a journal for librarians.
More about Annika Edlund here