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Mary Sue Stephenson Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Susie has been a cornerstone of the MLIS and DUAL MASLIS programs having taught all students coming into the Core since 1995. In addition she has served as Chair of the MLIS program, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Liaison making her instrumental in shaping the MLIS curriculum at the School.

Susie is also known for her open door policy, willingness to provide extra instruction of those who ask and of course her limitless bowl of candy that encourages impromptu conversation and return visits.

“My every interaction with Susie helped me become the librarian I am today, able to innovate and to face the myriad of challenges in our profession. While her guidance and knowledge will be sorely missed (“irreplaceable” is the word that comes to mind) she has earned her retirement many times over. Her legacy is aptly represented by the hundreds of library professionals who can look back to their time with Susie and count that among the seminal influences on their career path. Susie, you will be sorely missed.”


Fact you may not have known about Susie — She has won the Killam Teaching Award for her excellence in teaching and the AMS Just Desserts Award for her exceptional service to SLAIS students.


It is for these reasons and many more that your donations are needed to help establish the Mary Sue Stephenson Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. This annual award will be given to an adjunct teaching in the current academic year.