News at Medicine - June 2010 - Award for library technician

Award for library technician
June 1, 2010
Karen Darby, a library technician in the Health Sciences Library, is the winner of the Canadian Library Association’s (CLA) 2010 Library Technician Interest Group Award of Merit. This award acknowledges a library technician who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and leadership in the library and information community at a regional, provincial or national level.
Ms. Darby began working for Memorial at the Marine Institute Library in 2001 joined the Health Sciences Library seven years later. She has a BA (History) from Memorial and earned a Library Studies Certificate from Memorial followed by a two-year Computer Support Diploma.

Ms. Darby is enthusiastic about her work, which includes acting as convener of the Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association (NLLA) Library Technician and Assistant Interest Group since 2008. In 2009 the NLLA created a new elected executive position –library technicians and assistant representative –and she is the first person elected to that position.

As well, Ms. Darby has served as convener of the Library Technician Interest Group for the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) since 2006. She is active in both NLLA and APLA in the promotion, development and communications for library technician interest groups and associations across Canada.

 Ms. Darby will accept the award during the CLA National Conference and Trade show, being held in Edmonton, Alberta from June 2-5.