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The Associated Alumni of the School of Library and Information Studies
are very pleased to announce that Judy Dunn is the recipient of the
Outstanding Alumni Award for the year 2004.

Judy Dunn influences the profession in a number of ways – her enduring
commitment to Dalhousie University's School of Library and Information
Studies (SLIS), her contributions to the larger university, her active
participation in professional bodies, her community work, and the large
network of alumni and students she supports are all the hallmarks of her
outstanding contribution.

Judy Dunn graduated with her Masters of Library Service from Dalhousie
University in 1983. She also holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the
University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Adult Education from Henson
College. Ms. Dunn's career in libraries spans more than twenty years.
Before taking on her current position as Programme/Graduate Coordinator
at the School of Library and Information Studies in 1990, Ms. Dunn was
already a familiar face at SLIS. For several years she was the teaching
assistant for the cataloguing course and later manager of the School's
computer lab. Prior to her work at SLIS, Ms. Dunn had worked in a
variety of libraries, including the Dartmouth Regional Library, the
International Centre for Ocean Development, and the Bedford Institute of
Oceanography. However, it is Ms. Dunn's work at SLIS for which she is
best known.

Judy Dunn is an integral member of the Dalhousie SLIS team and her
contributions to the School are many and varied. As the
Programme/Graduate Coordinator, Ms. Dunn coordinates all programme
matters relating to students, contributes extensively to School
committees, develops and manages the School's Web site and
student/alumni database, manages all of the School's computer
facilities, administers alumni surveys, co-edits the School's annual
newsletter, and the list goes on. Ms. Dunn's enthusiasm and dedication
to serving the students and alumni of the School are exemplary and in
1998, she received the Rosemary Gill Award, Dalhousie's award for
outstanding service to students.

Judy Dunn's commitment to the profession, however, extends beyond the
walls of the School. She is actively involved in the wider campus
community, serving on numerous university committees. She has also been
an active participant and member of various library associations
including the Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA), the
Canadian Library Association (CLA), the Canadian Association of Special
Libraries and Information Services (Atlantic Chapter), and the Nova
Scotia Library Association.

Ms. Dunn's involvement with the professional community includes
presentations at conferences. Most recently, she was a co-presenter
(with Fiona Black and Rhonda Miller) on the topic of Continuing
Education at the APLA and CLA 2004 annual conferences. Ms. Dunn's
research in the area of continuing education also includes a recent
co-authored article "Continuing Education for LIS Professionals in
Canada” (with Black, Skrzeszewski and Miller).

Judy Dunn is also actively involved in the community at large. She has
volunteered her time and energy to various groups over the years such as
Shakespeare by the Sea, the St. Cecelia Concert Series, and the Art
Gallery of Nova Scotia. She will begin serving on the Board of Directors
for the Halifax Camerata Singers this fall.

With this award, we recognize Judy Dunn's untiring enthusiasm,
commitment and dedication to the profession, library education, and in
particular, her service to the Dalhousie School of Library and
Information Studies. Judy Dunn's efforts have greatly enriched the
Dalhousie SLIS experience and she has positively contributed to the
success of the School's students and graduates.

The Associated Alumni offer their sincere thanks to the members of the
2004 Selection Committee for their work in choosing a recipient of the
Outstanding Alumni Award.  The Selection Committee consisted of
Co-Chairs, Cindy Harrigan (Class of '90) and Marilyn Rennick (Class of
'76), Gui Van Moorsel (Class of '97), Jim Borron (Class of '88), and
Debbie Costello (Class of '87).

Ms. Dunn will be presented with her award at a reception this fall. The
time, date and location of the reception will be announced in the coming
weeks.


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Heather Sanderson, PhD
Information Literacy Librarian
Patrick Power Library
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS  B3H 3C3
Tel: (902) 420-5541
Fax: (902) 420-5561
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