News 2003


MLISSA Holds Autumn Election

First Years Have Their Say

Veeral Harnal, Chief Returning Officer and Parliamentarian, has announced the results of the McGill Library and Information Studies Student Association's (MLISSA) recent election.

First year students elected are Elizabeth Lefebvre as Vice-President Internal, Julia Stark as Secretary, Shannon Eagles as GSLIS Curriculum Committee Representative, Isabelle West as Post-Graduate Student's Society MLIS 1 Representative, and Sarah Hart as Publications Committee Chairperson (in charge of the Marginal Librarian e-zine.)

Congratulations to all those elected and MLISSA students for their participation on all levels.


Victoria Wei Zhang Receives Award

2003 Wert Scholarship award encourages further study in chemistry and information.

The CINF Awards Committee of the American Chemical Society has awarded GSLIS's Victoria Wei Zhang with the 2003 Wert Scholarship.

The award, in honour of Lucille M. Wert who encouraged many generations of information professionals to enter the chemical information profession, is awarded to a deserving student who combines an undergraduate chemistry-related degree with MLIS study.

he award was presented to Ms. Zhang at the 2003 Northeast Regional Meeting of the ACS by Leah Solla, Chemistry Librarian from Cornell University and Dr. Mary Carroll, Chemistry Professor at Union College. It consists of a US$1,000 stipend and a commemorative plaque.

GSLIS would like to congratulate Ms. Zhang on her accomplishment and wish her well as she completes her MLIS and embarks on an information career.

Excerpted from Chemical Information Bulletin, Vol. 55, no. 2 (Fall 2003)


GSLIS Reaccredited by ALA

Celebrating one hundred years of education in library and information studies

It is a pleasure to announce the non-conditional re-accreditation of the Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at McGill University until 2009.

The program, one of the oldest among the 56 accredited programs in the United States and Canada, has been continuously accredited since 1927 by the American Library Association.

I would like to thank my colleagues, the staff, students, alumni, and employers who endured countless hours in discussions and writing reports to meet the stringent requirements of the Committee on Accreditation of ALA.

Jamshid Beheshti, Director of GSLIS

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