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For Immediate Release


2008 Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award Announced by the Canadian Library Association/ Association canadienne des bibliothèques

(Ottawa, April 23, 2008) - The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce that the 2008 Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award is being presented to Vivienne Monty. The Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award is generously sponsored by Bowker.

The nominator described Monty as "outstanding in many ways: librarian, member of the York University faculty, teacher, committee member, leader, mentor, writer and scholar".

Monty is currently the Senior Librarian at the Leslie Frost Library, Glendon College, York University. She has been affiliated with York University since 1973 and was previously Senior Librarian at the Scott Library and for many years was Head of the Government Documents/Administrative Studies Library at York. She holds an MLS and a BA in History from the University of Toronto.

Monty is former Chair of the Depository Services Remodeling Committee for the DSP program and was influential in shaping federal government information policies through her 1998 report Proposal for a revised model depository system. She is a former President of the Canadian Library Association and chaired and served on numerous committees over the years. Monty is also a former President and Member of the executive Board of the Toronto Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. In 2004, she was Chair of a prestigious American Library Association Accreditation External Review Panel.

The Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award will be announced at the CLA/ACB  Annual General Meeting, to be held Saturday, May 24 during the CLA 2008 National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library workers, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.  

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Media Contact:  Gary Gibson, Chair, 2008 Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award Committee, (450) 458-0677, gary@gibsonlibraryconnections.ca



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