In mid-December, our CEO Sharon Siga joined nine distinguished colleagues as a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her many contributions to the library community in Alberta, over more than 30 years. Sharon was presented with her medal on December 14, by Jessica Knoch, President of the LAA.
At the invitation of the provincial government, the Library Association of Alberta (LAA) selected ten deserving Albertans to receive this honour. The recipients work in a broad spectrum of library disciplines and came from across the province.
In the early days of the Peace Library System in the northwestern part of the province, Sharon helped establish a number of regional library services. Here in Strathcona County, she played a key role in the development of the current library (housed in the Community Centre) and in the creation of an award-winning bookmobile.
Sharon is delighted and deeply honoured. “Her Majesty was an extraordinary role model for those of us who work in the various fields of public service. It has been my privilege to work in the public library sector where you can see the positive impact of your work in individual lives and collectively in your community.”
The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) commemorates the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne as Queen. To celebrate this historic event, the Medal program recognizes outstanding Albertans who, like the Queen, have dedicated themselves to family, community and country.