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Congratulations to the 2017 Dalhousie MLIS and MIM Graduates and Award Winners

June 1, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 graduates of Dalhousie University’s MLIS and MIM programs!

Special congratulations to the 2017 convocation award winners:

Atlantic Provinces Library Association Award

This prize, funded by the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA), is awarded to the graduating student who, in the opinion of faculty, shows the most professional promise.

  • Deborah Hemming

MLIS Director’s Award

This prize is awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic achievement.

  • Lauren Bull

MIM Director’s Award

This prize is awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic achievement.

  • Doug Gallant

Information Technology Leadership Award

Awarded to the graduating student who has demonstrated leadership, agility and creativity connecting people to information through technology.

  • Keri McCaffrey

J. Clement Harrison International Award

Awarded to worthy international members of the graduating class, or to any other graduating students who have demonstrated a strong interest in, and commitment to, librarianship and information studies outside North America.

J. Clement Harrison contributed to library education in England, the United States, Wales, Canada, Jamaica, and Ghana. He came to SIM (then School of Library Service) in 1971, serving first as director and later as professor until his retirement in 1978.

  • Lauren Bull

SIM Leadership Award

The Leadership award is given to a graduating student for significant service to the overall program of the School. This student has had a high level of involvement in the School’s student, continuing education, and/or public relations activities.

  • Nicholas Manuel
  • Alice Albarda

Louis Vagianos Medal

The Louis Vagianos Medal, named for the first director of SIM, is awarded to a graduating student who combines the capacity for blending originality with practical thinking and the courage to seek solutions to professional problems outside the mainstream.

  • Domenic Rosati

Nova Scotia Library Association Graduation Prize

This prize is awarded by the Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA) to graduating students with a high GPA and a demonstrated interest in Public Library work.

  • Katie Gallant

SIM Research Award

This prize is awarded to the graduating students who have demonstrated significant success in research. The award is open to all students, not only those who complete theses.

  • Deborah Hemming

SIMSA Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award is presented to a graduating student who has made outstanding contributions to student life in a non-leadership role. This student did not serve on the SIMSA executive but gave time to extra-curricular activities, helped others with technology, made thoughtful contributions in the classroom, and demonstrated an ability to be a team player. Graduating students are nominated by their peers for this award.

  • Keri McCaffrey
  • Jacob Ericson

Special Libraries Association (Eastern Canada Chapter) – Anne Galler Award

The Anne Galler Award is given annually by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) to a student from each of the three graduate Library Schools within the Eastern Canada Chapter region, in recognition of their high achievements in a special library related course or activity. Anne Galler was a long-standing member and past-president of the SLA Eastern Chapter.

  • Diana Doublet

Beta Phi Mu Candidates

Beta Phi Mu is the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society established to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Candidates are nominated from the graduating classes of ALA accredited degree programs, and must have Grade Point Averages over 3.75. Nominations may not total more than 25% of the class.

  • Lauren Bull
  • Jacob Ericson
  • Katie Gallant
  • Deborah Hemming
  • Domenic Rosati
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