2008 Recipient - Debbie Grey
Throughout 20 plus years working in Western Libraries, Debbie Grey has taken great care to provide the highest level of service to users. She has developed procedures for processing reserve materials that culminated in the creation of a Reserve Procedures manual for the Law Library, which introduced an extra term in 1998 called the "January Term."
The introduction resulted in a greater workload for reserve processing which Grey took in stride. Often she would stay late or come to work early to ensure materials were available for students.
In her current role as a Reference and Instructional Librarian in the Law Library, Grey enjoys the teaching aspect of her position.
“She is a fine team player, an inspiring role model to us, and truly, a person who makes Western a great place to work, learn and live,” says Catherine Morrisey, Resource Support Services at The D.B. Weldon Library. “We are so appreciative of the major contribution she makes to our daily lives here at Western,
While working at Western, Grey has expanded her knowledge and personal growth by taking college and university courses. Recently, to fulfill a personal goal of becoming a Professional Librarian, she embarked on a Master's degree in Library Science part-time while continuing to work at the Law Library full-time. She earned her MLIS in 2004, and immediately decided to pursue a PhD in Library Science.
Grey has previously been honoured for her work by students and staff. In 1999, she was given the Student Legal Society "Staff Member of the Year" award and was later recognized by the Student Legal Society as a part of the "Staff of the Year" in 2004. In 2006, Grey was nominated, along with Western Libraries Interlibrary Loans staff, for a Western Award of Excellence.
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