Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Supreme Court of Canada Library Director Wins National Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship

Rosalie Fox, director of the library at the Supreme Court of Canada, was honoured this morning with the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship for 2015.

The announcement was made before this morning's plenary session on the final day of the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Here is an excerpt from the award presentation:
This year’s recipient is described by her colleagues as a born leader, with the kind of charisma, enthusiasm, vision, and a keen ability to think strategically and move organizations through change and transformation that we all aspire to learn from. She is a leader who shares her techniques by passing them on to others, leading by following, and supporting and encouraging new talent in our field. She brings people and groups together across tables to collaborate to improve everyone’s situation as we move through this transformational phase from analog and print, to digital and pervasive legal information. She is honest and reliable as a community leader. She is also considerate of the needs of the people around her who want to work with her to make a vision she built with them become reality. She is confident and committed to the cause of law librarianship. Our recipient is a leader in our field."
According to the official description of the Award:
"This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of CALL/ACBD who has provided outstanding service to the Association AND/OR enhanced the profession of law librarianship in the recent past. The specific contributions  must reflect the qualities embodied by Denis Marshall:  
  • a continued commitment to excellence in law librarianship; 
  • a strong service ethic;
  • a commitment to continuous learning;
  • a significant contribution to the scholarship of the library profession;
  • mentoring and encouraging those who seek a profession in law librarianship;
  • the pursuit of innovation and/or innovative solutions;
  • and/or a contribution to leadership in the law library profession."
Rosalie Fox is a former President of CALL/ACBD. During her tenure, the Association introduced many important changes including the creation of its very successful continuing education webinar program and vendor open forums at the annual conference among other initiatives.

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