Richard re­ceives APLA Merit Award

Annapolis Valley Register - - ARTS -

Jen­nifer Richard, head of re­search ser­vices at Aca­dia Univer­sity’s Vaughan Memo­rial Li­brary, has re­ceived the At­lantic Prov­inces Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tion’s Merit Award.

Her ac­com­plish­ments in­clude hav­ing served as as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent; es­tab­lish­ing the APLA Grow-a-Li­brary project, which pro­vides fi­nan­cial sup­port to li­braries in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries; or­ga­niz­ing two suc­cess­ful con­fer­ences; and lay­ing the foun­da­tion for, and con­tin­u­ing to main­tain, the as­so­ci­a­tion’s archives.

On the wider stage, she was the found­ing ed­i­tor of Part­ner­ship: the Cana­dian Jour­nal of Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion Prac­tice and Re­search and has been both a mem­ber-at-large of the Cana­dian Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tion Board and a con­fer­ence or­ga­nizer.

Closer to home, Richard was in­stru­men­tal in es­tab­lish­ing Aca­dia’s e-the­ses project, as well as in de­vel­op­ing the E. C. Smith Dig­i­tal Her­bar­ium data­base.

The APLA Merit Award is pre­sented an­nu­ally to some­one who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to li­brary ser­vices in the re­gion.

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