Arts grad nabs Williams award
by Jeff Green
An arts graduate from Memorial University is this year’s recipient of the Margaret Williams Trust Fund award.
St. John’s-native Cameron McKay receives the award, valued at $2,000.
Mr. McKay holds a bachelor of arts degree with a major in political science and a minor in history from Memorial.
He’s currently in his final year of his master’s degree program in library and information studies at Montreal’s McGill University.
He began his library career in 2002 at the House of Assembly Legislative Library.
The Margaret Williams Trust Fund award was established in 1982 by the family and friends of the former Memorial librarian.
It was set up to promote the development of librarianship in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants seeking funding for library-related projects or assistance in pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship.
“I would like to congratulate Cameron MacKay on winning this award,” said Lorraine Busby, university librarian at Memorial. “I am delighted that Margaret Williams’ legacy and contributions to the profession of librarianship are kept alive through the education of a new professional librarian.
Our memories of a valued colleague and friend will live on through the career of a deserving member of the next generation.”