The Quality in Action Award recognizes an information
professional or team of information professionals employing quality
improvement techniques to enhance their own information organizations
or to enhance the profession through chapter activities.
are due by July 1, 2007.
for the award can be found here.
Past winners include:
- 2006 - Molly Dinneen at General Mills for rolling out more than 50 intranet sites for the General Mills R&D and Quality & Regulatory Organization via Windows SharePoint Services
- 2005 - Elizabeth
Dilworth of Guidant for her transformation of Guidant's Articles
of Interest publication. Go to the Fall
2005 bulletin for the full article.
- 2004- Kristine Spanier and Deb Rash
of Carmichael Lynch for the MIND (Marketing Intelligence and New
- 2003- Marge Young- work on the chapter's
International Relations Committee, including the Kiev Connection
and spearheading the sponsorship of an international librarian's
- 2002- Maryanne Lo, Medtronic Inc.-
development of a topic-orientated, client searchable database
- 2001- Kristine Spanier, Career Guidance,
Affirmative Action Chair, MN Chapter and Elizabeth Meylor, Solo
Chair- development of the chapter's mentoring program
- 2000- Ann Becker- adoption of SLA Competencies
in performance reviews.
- 1999- Janet Fabio and Virginia Ferestad-
Local Arrangements for the National SLA Conference
- 1998 Donna Koenig - Land O'Lakes
- 1997 Marilyn Cathcart - Minnesota Legislative
- 1996 Arlene Mathison - Dayton Hudson
- 1995 Jerry Baldwin - Minnesota Transportation
- 1994 Doris Dingley - Arthur Andersen
- 1993 Kathi Kohli, Julia Peterson, Sidnie
Ross - Cargill
Eligibility requirements include:
- Applicants must be active members in good
standing of the Minnesota Chapter.
Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by an active member
of the Chapter.
- Winners may not receive the award more than
once in 5 years on an individual basis: however, they may win
again as part of a team effort.
- The selected quality initiative must have
been completed within a 2-year period prior to June 15 of the
- Members of the Awards Committee and their
organizations are not eligible.
Selection Criteria focuses on the challenge
of the initiative, its impact on quality improvement, and the benefits
Winners of the award receive a reward certificate
and a check for $100. Press releases of the achievement may be submitted
to select publications. The winners will also have their achievements
highlighted in the chapter bulletin and have the opportunity to
present information about their initiative at a chapter meeting.
The application for the award can be found here.
For more information about the award and where to send the application
please contact Lora Alexander.