CASLIS Announces Recipient of the Award for Special Librarianship in Canada

(Ottawa, May 8, 2007) - The Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2007 CASLIS Award for Special Librarianship in Canada is Ms. Christine Corston.

Christine was a founding member of the CASLIS Atlantic Chapter and remained actively involved in, as well as being an enthusiastic supporter of the Association until her retirement in 2004.

During her tenure as President of the Atlantic Chapter, concerned that the benefits of CASLIS membership be made available to the entire Atlantic region, she sought opportunities for cooperation with other library and information associations and explored regional programming possibilities. She was responsible for setting up the Chapter's listserv to promote communication within the membership. She worked hard to set up round tables and discussions for the Strategic Planning Task Force initiative of CASLIS National. And in 2002, she conceived of a networking program open to all information professionals and students in the region: the Holly Jolly Networking Social has since become a widely anticipated annual event.

Christine's involvement in the special library community extends well beyond CASLIS activities. She set up the library and worked as a solo librarian at what is now the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. And she was a mainstay of the Nova Scotia Government Libraries Council, serving as Chair, in other executive capacities and on subcommittees.

Christine exhibited the highest levels of professionalism and collegiality. Her good humour, upbeat manner and sense of fun set the tone for most meetings and events. Christine was always supportive of her colleagues, and open and encouraging with new members. Her reliable, thorough and reasonable approach was a bonus for those who had the good fortune to work with her.

And although Christine is now retired, she still attends meetings and supports CASLIS. The CASLIS Executive is very pleased to recognize Ms. Christine Corston as the 2007 recipient of the CASLIS Award for Special Librarianship in Canada.

The Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) is a division of the Canadian Library Association (CLA). CLA is a national association representing the interests of all types of libraries and library workers. Comprehensive information about the Canadian Library Association and its programs and services, is available on the CLA web site: http://www.cla.ca/.

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Media Contact: Maggie Weaver, Chair, CASLIS Award for Special Librarianship in Canada Email: kweaver5478@rogers.com

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