Peter McNally, 2011 Bibliographical Society of Canada award recipient

From the BSC/SbC

The BSC/SbC awarded the Tremaine Medal to Peter McNally on May 30 during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Fredericton.

The citation, as signed by Anne Dondertman, President, BSC/SbC, reads as follows...

The members of the Tremaine Medal Committee have unanimously recommended that Professor Peter F. McNally be awarded the Tremaine Medal and Watters-Morley Prize for 2011. Professor McNally's career as a librarian and historian, spanning nearly forty years, has been devoted to the study of Canadian bibliography and particularly to the study of Canadian libraries. As writer and as editor, he has contributed to publications devoted to the dissemination of bibliographical work. He has authored several dozen articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries on Canadian bibliography and has made significant contributions to developing research in this field through his teaching at McGill University where he has supervised an impressive number of graduate students working in the field. He was the coordinator from 1981 to 1988 of the Roundtable on Bibliography as part of McGill's Canadian Studies programme, and from 1999 to 2002 Professor McNally served as President of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.