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.
Ellen Naylor, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
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