Margaret Waugh Bursary rewards Library staff excellence

Stacey van Groll was recognised as the recipient of the Margaret Waugh Bursary for the key role she played in the successful implementation of a new University of Queensland Library services platform. 

Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. award the bursary each year to a Library staff member from a bequest left by the first dentistry librarian, Margaret Waugh. 

Secretary of Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. Mrs Juliet O’Brien with Ms Stacey van Groll.

Ms van Groll was honoured to be chosen for the award. 

“It’s lovely to have your work acknowledged and appreciated by the UQ community.  However, I could not have achieved the things I have over the last ten years without the support of my colleagues,” Ms van Groll said.  

“Receiving this award makes me feel a part of Margaret Waugh’s legacy of supporting professional development for Library staff.” 

Ms van Groll’s role focuses on configuring and monitoring the Library’s diverse and extensive collections in UQ Library Search. She works with teams across the Library to ensure optimal performance for discovery and access of the Library’s physical and electronic resources.

“I am going to put the bursary towards attending a conference that will help in expertise building, networking, and keeping up to date with the latest enhancements and opportunities for improving UQ Library Search,” she said. 

University Librarian Bob Gerrity said that Ms van Groll was an excellent recipient for the award. 

“She has done an outstanding job in the evaluation and implementation of the new Library Services Platform,” Mr Gerrity said. 

“Her contributions have had a significant positive effect on all Library staff and all aspects of the Library’s operations and she is an excellent choice for the Margaret Waugh Bursary.” 

University Librarian Mr Bob Gerrity presenting Ms Stacey van Groll with flowers. 

Ms Waugh worked for the Library for 32 years and was an advocate for training and development for Library staff. This passion led to her generous bequest that created the Margaret Waugh Bursary.  

Ms van Groll was the sixteenth person to receive the award and it was presented at the annual UQ Library Staff Excellence Awards. 

In 2017 Alumni Friends of the University of Queensland Inc. is celebrating their Golden Jubilee. There will be a number of events throughout the year to celebrate their valuable contributions to the Unviersity over the last fifty years. For more information visit their website.

Last updated:
26 April 2018