UBC Library’s Okanagan leader wins Miles Blackwell award

Melody Burton, the Chief Librarian of UBC’s Okanagan Library, has been recognized for her invaluable contributions throughout her career.

The Canadian Library Association (CLA) and the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (CACUL) announced Burton as the recipient of the 2011 Miles Blackwell Outstanding Academic Librarian Award. The award, established in 1987, recognizes “leaders, mentors, thinkers and champions of academic librarianship.”

Burton has worked at Concordia College in Edmonton, the University of Alberta, York University, the University of Windsor, Queen’s University and UBC’s Okanagan campus, where she has been Chief Librarian since 2005.

“At UBCO, Burton is known as an inspiring leader with an imaginative approach to problem solving,” states the announcement. “Through her vision and determination, the Library has grown from one serving 2,400 undergraduate students to one that serves more than 6,000 students as well as faculty.”

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