Richard receives APLA Merit Award
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.