Haringey Council’s Head of Libraries, Brian Mihayo, receives nationwide Top Talent recognition

A Haringey Council employee has received national recognition in a UK-wide publication for “transforming local libraries into vibrant community hubs” after having co-designed refurbishment projects with residents.
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Brian Mihayo, the council’s Head of Library Operations, has featured in The Municipal Journal’s (The MJ’s) seventh Top Talent feature, which explores how “dedicated individuals are shaping vibrant, culturally rich landscapes and driving positive change at a grassroots level.”

Since taking over as the head of the service from Florentia ‘Flo’ Armstrong at the turn of the year, Brian has utilised his “persuasive vision, out-of-the-box thinking and collaborative approach” to help engage internal and external stakeholders alike, said the The MJ.

They add in the piece that Brian’s “unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering staff ensures that community needs are met with creativity and dedication.”

The article also includes a prime example of how Brian has used his interpersonal and professional skills to great effect to deliver another positive outcome for Haringey residents.

Successfully collaborating with staff at local landmark and entertainment venue Alexandra Palace, Brian helped secure trust and foundation funding for a major project supporting young people to design and organise diverse cultural events and innovative programmes across Haringey libraries, including concerts, comedy nights and spoken word performances.

Find out What’s On in Haringey libraries throughout May.

For further information about the services you can access either in person or online via our Libraries service, please visit the Libraries pages on our website.

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