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SLA 2011 Engineering Librarian of the Year

Posted in Miscellaneous on April 25th 2011 by Randy Reichardt

.: Recently I received an email telling me that I was chosen receive the SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2011 Engineering Librarian of the Year Award.  At first I thought a mistake had been made, not feeling I deserved such an accolade.  But eventually it sunk in, and I began to realize what an honour it is to receive this award.  It is peer-recognition from my fellow engineering colleagues throughout North America who are members of the association.  The award will be given to me at the annual conference in Philadelphia in June at a luncheon.  Personally, it is very humbling moment in my career.  Also, it is the first award I have ever received in my life.

An article about my receiving the award appeared a few days ago in Folio, the University of Alberta newspaper.  It contains at least one error, but that’s par for the course regarding any article ever written about me (there have been a few, mostly related to musical activities.)

UPDATE 1: Another article appeared on the Department of Mechanical Engineering page.

UPDATE 2: Reprint of the first article on the Faculty of Engineering site, with the picture from the printed version of the article.

UPDATE 3: Mentioned on P7 of the Spring 2011 University of Alberta Library and Information Studies Alumni Association newsletter.