MJ DElia PortraitThe Associated Alumni of the School of Information Management are delighted to announce that M.J. D’Elia (University of Guelph Library) is the 2019 winner of the Outstanding Alumni Award.

M.J. received his award and delivered a speech during the Associated Alumni reception for Students on September 30, 2019. He talked about how entrepreneurial thinking, leadership and courage can transform organizations and professional lives.

M.J. has long been recognized both for his leadership and his remarkable creativity and innovation in support of learners, libraries and the profession. His clear-thinking, passion, humour, and engaging approaches to persuasion make a material difference to types and levels of service, to the careers of others, and to the expansion of professional roles for librarians.