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Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship and Award Winners!

on July 16, 2018 - 9:45am

MALT Awards

The MALT awards were open for submission by e-mails to membership as well as postings to social media encouraging applications. Applications for MALT award were evaluated by the MALT executive and voted on to determine the winning applicant at and executive meeting on April 26, 2018. The Red River College Student Award is awarded based on student marks and therefore the recipient is determined by the College.

Details for each award and this year’s winners are listed below.

Library Technician of the Year
The intent of this award is to recognize a Library Technician who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement or leadership in their library, or in the library community at a local, regional, provincial or national level. The individual must be a graduate of a recognized Library Technician program.

2018 – Chris Mailloux

Library Support Worker of the Year
The intent of this award is to recognize a library support staff member who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement or leadership in their library, or in the library community at a local, regional, provincial or national level. The individual must be currently working in a library without holding a Library Technician Diploma or Master of Library Science.

2018 – Pam Palcat

Rising Star
This award was created in 2011 and is presented biennially to a Library Technician who shows exceptional promise of leadership, and has made a contribution to their library or the profession. The individual must be a Library Technician who has graduated from a recognized program within the last 6 years.

2018 – Brita Enns-Kutcy

Red River College Library & Information Technology Student Award
This  award is presented to the student with the highest marks in the library related courses in the first year of the RRC LIT program.

2018 – Lori Friesen

The MALT Awards were presented at the 2018 Manitoba Libraries Conference at the Delta Hotel during the MALT AGM and announced at the Mixer social event on May 31, 2018. Award winners will be advertised in the MALT newsletter and on social media following the conference.

Respectfully,

Ebony Novakowski Chair of the Library Technicians Division

 


 

MLA Scholarships and Awards

May 13, 2018

This report outlines and gives details concerning the 2018 Awards & Scholarships Committee process and work.  It also lists the successful Manitoba Library Association (MLA) 2018 scholarship and award winners.

The Scholarships & Awards Committee was Chaired by Kerry Macdonald, MLA Vice President, as outlined in the Vice Presidents roles and responsibilities description. Members of the Committee included Alan Chorney and Monique Ireland. Thank you to all Committee members for their hard work and dedication.

The Committee met on May 8 and 22, 2018 for one hour meetings.

The awards and scholarships were advertised to a variety of groups and listservs. The information went out to: MLA news, local Associations/Group emails (MSLA, AMA, MALT, MLCI, MLTA), MLA Facebook page and Twitter account (also shared with other associations). Scholarship information was sent to the LIS Schools in Canada. The information was posted three to five times during a two month period.

Scholarship submissions were rated and discussed by Committee members using a weighted scale based on scholarship criteria.  Award submissions were evaluated and discussed based on the nominees contribution to the development of libraries and library services in our province. The Red River College Student Award is awarded based on student marks and therefore the recipient is determined by the College.

Documentation, rating scale, template emails, etc. have been kept and will be shared with the

2018/2019 Vice President.

Details for each award and scholarship are listed below.

Red River College Library and Information Technology Student award

Red River College (RRC) Library and Information Technology (LIT) student Otto Ripoll Leal was this year’s recipient. This Red River College graduation award is sponsored by the Manitoba Library Association annually and the MLA proudly presents the award to a full-time graduating student in the Library and Information Technology program who has demonstrated academic excellence and career promise. The Award was delivered during the RRC LIT student Mixer event in April 2018.

Scholarships

MLA has two annual awarded scholarships: John Edwin Bissett Memorial Fund and the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship Fund.  The Winnipeg Foundation holds the scholarship funds in trust and the 2018 allotments were $16,000 for the John Edwin Bissett Memorial Fund and $3,500 for the Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship Fund.

The 2018 Scholarship recipients are:

Ashley Panagapko, John Edwin Bissett Scholarship - $9,500

Eric Fontaine John Edwin Bissett Scholarship - $1,500

Sam Frederick John Edwin Bissett Scholarship - $5,000

Emily Kroeker Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship - $2,500

Justin Fuhr Jean Thorunn Law Scholarship - $1,000

Recipients received an email and mailed letter of confirmation. Names of scholarship winners were advertised in MLA News.

Manitoba Library Service Award

The Service Award honours people - librarians, library workers, trustees, volunteers - who have made an important contribution to the development of libraries and library services in our province.  Two Service Awards are given out annually, one in a professional category and one in the volunteer category.

Professional category – This award recognizes exemplary service over a long period of time by a salaried employee in the library field in Manitoba, or, a significant or extraordinary contribution by such an employee within a shorter time frame.

Volunteer category – This award recognizes a significant contribution to the operation or development of library services in Manitoba by those who have donated their time as a trustee, fund-raiser, or volunteer worker.

2018 Service Award Winner - Professional category

·     Joan Ransom

2018 Service Award Winners - Volunteer category

·    Joan Blakley

The MLA Service Awards will be presented at the 2018 Manitoba Libraries Conference at the Delta Hotel during the Mixer social event on May 31, 2018. Award winners will be advertised in MLA news following the conference.

Library Innovation of the Year Award

The Manitoba Library Association's Library Innovation of the Year Award is given to libraries who, through innovative thinking, have created or demonstrated improvements in library services. Multiple awards can be given out, but only one Innovation Awards was given out this year.

2018 Innovation Award Winner

·    Winnipeg Public Library - Bike Mobile

The MLA Innovation Awards will be presented at the 2018 Manitoba Libraries Conference at the Delta Hotel during the Mixer social event on May 31, 2018. Award winners will be advertised in MLA news following the conference.

Respectfully Submitted: Kerry Macdonald, Chair

Alan Chorney, Committee Member

Monique Ireland, Committee Member