The Joan Leishman Award of Merit for Excellence in Health Science Information was established in 1996 to honour the Consortium's first Executive Director. Joan served in that role from 1990 to 1995, before going on to become the Director of the Gerstein Science Information Centre at the University of Toronto. The award is named in appreciation of Joan's accomplishments as Executive Director and in health science librarianship, and in recognition of the high esteem in which Consortium members hold her.
The Joan Leishman Award recognizes the contribution of a Consortium library staff member for the advancement of health care through health science information service. It recognizes the valuable contribution of library staff to the Consortium and the health care community.
The award is offered annually and consists of an engraved plaque presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Consortium.
Candidates must be employed in a Consortium member Library.
Over a minimum period of the past year candidates must have:
Nominations must provide specific examples of contributions of the nominee to health science information service and health care or to the Consortium.
The deadline for nomination submissions is September 30th each year. The award is presented at the Annual General Meeting in December.