Remembering Maureen Woods

On Friday April the 12th the Saskatchewan Library Association, in a deeply personal ceremony, presented Maureen Woods with the Frances Morrison Award of merit for outstanding service to libraries. Maureen was surrounded by her family and closest friends. The Award reflects a body of work focused in Western Canada but impacted an entire country.

Twenty-four hours later we lost a valued colleague, a woman dedicated to library development, and a true Library Champion! Maureen Woods died April 13, 2013

 A life spent breaking new ground and doing things in her own way.
She challenged governments and challenged all of us to stand up for libraries.
She took the woman out of Saskatchewan but never Saskatchewan out of the woman.
One of her many legacies for us will be how she lived by the principles of community development.
Her words "Listen to the Folks" will stay with us forever.

Our prayers and love are with her as she is called to a new development project...

Thank you to "Moe's" family and friends for sharing her with the rest of us.


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