Myra T. Grenier Award

Created in 1996, this award offers a $600 stipend to enable a new or aspiring independent information professional to attend the AIIP Annual Conference. The award is intended to facilitate awareness of the benefits of attending future conferences and support and nurture a new independent information professional who has not previously attended an AIIP Annual Conference.


Myra T. Grenier was an entrepreneur who was always ahead of her time, always on the cutting edge and always promoting information brokerages as a bona fide profession - not just a hobby or sideline. Myra was a librarian and online searcher from the beginning of the online industry. She founded her company, Seek Information Service, in 1976 and was president until her retirement in 1994 when she assumed the post of Chair of the Board. She was a founding or charter member of both SCOUG (Southern California Online Users Group) and AIIP. She believed that the formation of AIIP was one giant step forward for the profession. The MTG Award, given for the first time in 1997, perpetuates Myra's uplifting spirit, belief, and passion for the profession of Independent Information Broker. The Award also pays tribute to someone who contributed a great part of her life to the concept of building one's own information business.


  • Applicants must be an AIIP member.
  • Applicants must be attending their first AIIP Annual Conference.
  • Applicants can nominate themselves.


  • Nominations are accepted via the application form.
  • Nominations are evaluated by a judging panel consisting of three AIIP members.

Additional Information

  • The Award will be forfeited if the winner is unable to attend the upcoming AIIP Conference. The winner will have 72 hours to indicate whether he/she will attend the conference. If he/she cannot attend, the sponsorship will be offered to the first runner up.
  • Recipients will be members who agree to attend the Annual Business Meeting at the AIIP Conference, prepare an article for AIIP Connections about his/her impressions and what he/she learned at the conference, and allow his/her name to be used in promoting the conference and the Association.
  • The cheque for $600 will be presented at the conference.

Awards Committee

Ellen Naylor, Chair

Year   Winner       

Elizabeth Lamoreaux

Roberto Torres      
Iris Stein      
Jennifer Burke      
Rya Ben-Shir      
Robert Harris      
Euan Morton      
Sharon Harper      
Heather Carine      
Jothi Nedungadi      
Amy Rose      
Bill Jenkins      
Michele Bate      
Jocelyn Shepperd      
Angela Kangiser      
Leah Williams Burke      
Valerie Matarese      
Glenna Rhodes      
Suzanne Sabroski      

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