Engineering Librarian Receives Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award
The Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) presented the 2017 Homer I Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award to Queen’s University Librarian, Michael White at the recent ASEE Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio..
As his nomination letter said:
Mike’s long career as a consummate professional, his commitment to improving the knowledge of the profession of the whole, particularly in the area of patent information use and instruction, and his outstanding service to ASEE Engineering Libraries Division more than merit this award. Mike has served as a research librarian and liaison to Astronomy, Chemical Engineering Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Physics, and serves as the Patent librarian at Queen’s University, since 2005. In addition to his leadership in the profession, he is one of the Divisions most active scholars.”
Mike has served the Engineering Libraries Division in many capacities. He has served as director, secretary/treasurer, program chair, chair, and past chair. He has worked on or chaired many committees including the Visioning Task Force and the Anniversary Task Force. His “History of the Engineering Library Division” paper is extensive and will be invaluable to those studying the division in the future.
Congratulations to Michael for this recognition of his contributions to and positive impact on Engineering Librarianship!