CNIB’s Dr. Dayton M. Forman Award Presented to Michele Chittenden from Queen’s University

On Thursday, October 28, Michele Chittenden, Coordinator for Library Services for Students with Disabilities at Queens University, was awarded the 2010 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award at the CNIB 2010 Conference at the CNIB Centre in Toronto.

The Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award, established by the CNIB Library Board of Directors in 1996, recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement of library and information services for Canadians who are living with vision loss or print disabilities.

Dr. Dayton M. Forman was an exceptional humanitarian and longstanding CNIB volunteer who exemplified the leadership required to make a difference in the lives of Canadians who cannot easily access printed material. The award is a silver medal bearing the likeness of Dr. Forman and an inscription in print and braille.

Presentation of Dr. Dayton M. Forman Award 2010

Photo caption: Presentation of the 2010 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award to Ms. Michele Chittenden. [left to right] Ms. Betty Nobel, Chair, CNIB Library Board with guide dog Brady; Ms. Michele Chittenden; Mr. Steve Cutway, Information Access Specialist (Non-Visual Technologies), Queen’s University Information Technology Services (1990-2008 – retired) and retired CNIB Library Board Member (2003-2005).

“Michele Chittenden exemplifies leadership in the area of library and information services,” says Betty Nobel, chair of the CNIB Library Board. “We’re proud to add her to our distinguished list of recipients that includes the Vancouver Public Library, Industry Canada, Canada Post and Microsoft Canada.

Michele says this award is particularly meaningful to her. “This is a thrill for me. It truly is an honour to be recognized by the CNIB,” she says. “It’s very special to be recognized in this way.”

Past recipients of the annual award include: The Vancouver Public Library, Hiroshi Kawamura, President of DAISY Consortium, University of Toronto, Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC), Frank Clegg, President, Microsoft Canada.

For more information, please contact:
Joy Charlton
Executive Assistant, Recording Secretary and
Manager, Library Administration
CNIB Library
Tel: 416-486-2500 ext. 7522