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Libraries' Peggy Dominy receives national PAM Achievement Award at SLA 2011 Conference

Peggy receives her award at the conference.Dominy, on right, receives her SLA PAM Award from Donna Thompson of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of Harvard Center for Astrophysics (Photo courtesy of SLA website)

Drexel University Libraries’ Reference Librarian for Science and Math, Peggy Dominy, at W. W. Hagerty Library was named the recipient of the PAM Achievement Award for 2011. PAM is the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics division of the Special Libraries Association, a national professional organization for Librarians.

“It was an honor to be recognized by my peers and professional colleagues,” Dominy said. She

received the award at the national SLA conference, held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

The PAM Achievement Award is reserved for recipients whose professional work is marked by distinction and dedication to librarianship in astronomy, mathematics and/or physics, according to the SLA website. The award recognizes those members of SLA/PAM who have made outstanding contributions to the division.

Peggy is an active member of SLA/PAM, with her first official role beginning in 1981 when she served as the Astronomy Workshop moderator. Since then, she’s served in nine different capacities.

Through blogs on physics, bioscience, math and chemistry as well as her dedication to educating students on how to use information, Peggy is a key member of the Drexel University Libraries staff. She’s assisted the library community in many ways and each year reviews multiple books for the Library Journal and her hard work and service to the PAM Division of SLA.

Drexel University Libraries is a learning enterprise. With it’s multiple locations, the libraries advance the academic mission of Drexel University by serving as educators, supporting education and research, collaboration, and by fostering intentional learning outside of the classroom in both physical and virtual spaces.

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Article by: Jenny James Lee with award background information from the PAM, SLA website http://pam.sla.org/.

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