Librarian acknowledged for innovation, inspiration and leadership

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Thomson Scientific has awarded the 2008 Quantum2 InfoStar Award to Brian Gray at Case Western Reserve University. Acknowledged for his innovation, inspiration and leadership, Gray currently serves as head of reference and librarian for engineering, mathematics, and statistics at the University’s Kelvin Smith Library.

Gray received his master's degree in library information sciences from Kent State University and recently began teaching ‘Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0’, for the Kent State University School of Library & Information Science. He is the current web coordinator for the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and maintains a personal blog that covers engineering resources and Web 2.0 in libraries.

‘Brian's outstanding achievements go beyond professional interest,’ said Libby Trudell, senior vice president, market development at Thomson Scientific. ‘His passion and exceptional leadership have made an impact on his organisation and the industry as a whole. We congratulate Brian on his past success and wish him well in his future.

As part of its Quantum2 programme that offers leadership development services to information professionals worldwide, Thomson Scientific annually designates recipients of its InfoStar Awards in various regions around the world. Key characteristics of winners include: strategic involvement in an organisation, proactive relationship building, innovative information services and continuous change and development.