Meet Our 2018 Library Board Impact Award Recipients

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Halifax Public Libraries looked back on another year of successes at our Annual General Meeting, and celebrated the volunteers, staff, and community partners who went above and beyond.

Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award is presented in recognition of an individual or group that has had a significant impact on the Library and our community through collaboration.

This award went to Loran Morrison of SHINE Academics and was accepted on her behalf by Sonja Morrison. SHINE is an independent program that was developed and is maintained by university students dedicated to providing free math and science tutoring for youth in our Halifax North Memorial Library.

Staff Innovation and Impact Award

The Staff Innovation and Impact Award recognizes a Halifax Public Libraries staff member who has displayed an outstanding commitment to innovation, resulting in a positive impact and service improvement for our community.

This award went to Sandy Crocker for his work as Regional Coordinator for the English Language Learning and Adult Literacy programs. Sandy ensures that these programs continue to achieve results that go far beyond learning English, reading, or math.

Volunteer Impact Award

The Volunteer Impact Award is given in recognition of outstanding innovation shown by a Halifax Public Libraries volunteer, resulting in positive impact and service improvement for our community.

This award went to Shirley Macdonald for her work with the English Language Learning program at Keshen Goodman, where she has volunteered for 18 years. Shirley’s lessons are designed to introduce newcomers to aspects of Canadian culture and heritage while learning English. Her sunny personality impacts not only her students but the volunteer group as a whole.

It is our pleasure to acknowledge these community members and present these awards each year. Congratulations to all of the 2018 Library Board Impact Award winners!