Sue Ball has worked in public libraries for over 30 years. Sue’s current role entails responsibility for the design and implementation of strategy and policy for children, young people and adult library services at Staffordshire County Council.
Sue is Past Chair of the national Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL https://ascel.org.uk/ ) . Sue is a member of the Children’s Laureate steering group, the group who has responsibility for selecting the English Children’s Laureate https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/ Sue is the lead for the Public Libraries Health and Wellbeing Universal Library Offer https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/page/universal-library-offers and is a CILIP Trustee https://www.cilip.org.uk/
In 2019 Sue was awarded an M.B.E in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Libraries.