For immediate release (June 2, 2005)


The Atlantic Provinces Library Association honours Nova Scotia's Acting
Provincial Librarian


The Atlantic Provinces Library Association (APLA) bestowed its greatest
prize, the Merit Award, on Michael Colborne, Acting Provincial Librarian

and Coordinator of User Services at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library
during its Annual Conference this week.


Michael Colborne started his library career as a library assistant after
obtaining his undergraduate degree at Mt. Allison University.  He is a

graduate of the College of Librarianship, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth. Over the last thirty years, Mr. Colborne has held a variety

of positions at the Dartmouth Regional Library, the Halifax City
Regional Library, and the Halifax Regional Library and most recently the

Provincial Library.  He has been instrumental in the Professional
Partnering Programme offered by Dalhousie University's newly named

School of Information Management and he has held executive positions on
the boards of the Nova Scotia Library Association and the Canadian

Library Association.  He has just been named the regional developer for
the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations' Education

Institute.  Nominator and APLA President, Jennifer Richard describes
Michael as "a leader, a mentor to young librarians, an advocate for

libraries and community access programmes, and a friend to the library


The Atlantic Provinces Library Association represents three hundred
librarians, library technicians and library support workers in the four

Atlantic Provinces.  Its mission is to represent, promote and support
the interests of the library community in Atlantic Canada.



Jennifer Richard


Atlantic Provinces Library Association

Vaughan Memorial Library

Acadia University

B4P 2R6


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