Medical librarian wins award

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Jan Weaver, medical librarian at Deakin University, was named the 2008 Information Professional of the Year by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Australia and New Zealand Chapter.

Commenting on the award, Sonya Donoghue, past president of the SLA Australia and New Zealand Chapter said: ‘We are pleased to honour Jan as the 2008 Information Professional of the Year. With tremendous effort and skill, she was able to quickly set up new medical library facilities in time for the opening of a high profile medical school. Her ability to gather the right resources while forging strong relationships with other partner health services, clinical schools, and medical library and information services is exemplary and something that the profession can celebrate.’

The annual award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is given to an information professional who has displayed great achievement in their career. The award will be presented to Weaver at a special SLA event hosted by the Australia and New Zealand Chapter in September, where she will also receive a cash prize of AUD$2,000.