Since the first day Dina took over at SMMC in 2000, she has been active on the HSLIC Board as Region Rep., Education Chair, Membership Chair, Newsletter Editor, Resource Sharing Chair, and Board Chair. She has always been willing to pitch in and work hard on HSLIC projects like the Ariel Grant, salary survey, and health literacy projects, as well as lending a helping hand to any individual librarian. She has worked as a site coordinator for the Maine Humanities Council’s Literature & Medicine program and even wrote and article about Lit & Med that was published in The Journal of Hospital Librarianship in 2004. She has served on the NAHSL Board and is currently spending a great deal of time leading the group who is planning the 2009 NAHSL Conference.
Her boundless energy and commitment to HSLIC, her colleagues, and health sciences librarianship are an example to us all. HSLIC is very fortunate to have her as a member. Dina McKelvy truly represents the principles of HSLIC’s Cairns Award.
Dina McKelvy receives the Cairns Award 2009 at the HSLIC Spring Meeting