Honorary Member Guidelines

This category of recognition can encompass the following contributions to VALL:

  • must have contributed to the success of VALL in a significant way, and
  • provided exemplary service or support to the VALL community within the context of their professional role, or
  • provided leadership or contributed to the Vancouver law library community in a significant and measurable way, for example, as a teacher or mentor, and
  • must want to be an honorary member, that is, would truly be pleased by the honour and would likely attend meetings periodically.

An Honorary Member can be nominated by any VALL member who submits a written communication detailing the reasons for the nomination, and including the written support of five additional VALL members. Please indicate in the nomination documents if the nomination has been discussed with the potential Honorary Member. It is the nominator's choice whether to discuss the nomination with the potential Honorary Member in advance of the nomination, or after.  However, no award can be given without the consent of the potential Honorary Member.The current VALL Executive reviews the nomination and decides if the nominee will be designated with Honorary Member status. Once named, Honorary Members become a member of VALL on a complimentary basis, are part of the membership list, receive seminar notices, and a password for the VALL website. Honorary Members are invited to be a guest of the Association at the celebration lunch most appropriate to the designation. The timing can be determined by the guest of honour and the current Executive.

List of Honourary Members:

Gail Nash (2012)