Romantic Novelists' Association

Sharon Whitehouse

​​Dudley Libraries

The RNA Industry Awards

Library or Librarian of the Year 2022

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Dudley Library Manager, Sharon Whitehouse, is a finalist in the Library or Librarian of the Year category for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual Industry Awards for 2022. The awards celebrate the hard work and talent of any person, group or organisation who has championed the broad genre of romantic fiction in a positive way.

Sharon has been a librarian working for Dudley Libraries at various libraries in the borough for 37 years. Currently, she is the Library Manager for Dudley and Gornal libraries. She loves her role and is passionate about the library service, ensuring all library customers have an excellent library experience. She particularly enjoys organising library events and has arranged numerous author talks, ghost story evenings, local theatre performances, and recently divination and palm reading evenings. In Sharon’s free time she enjoys gardening, visiting National Trust properties and gardens, and reading romantic novels and watching romantic films!