New Award Honors Christine Moulen

Christine MoulenThis June the MIT Libraries will award the Christine Moulen “Good Citizen” Award as part of its annual Infinite Mile Awards program recognizing exceptional achievements and contributions by library staff. The award honors Christine Moulen ’94, our friend and colleague of more than 20 years who passed away in November. She is remembered for being “unfailingly patient, gracious under fire, and generous with her time and knowledge.” The award will be presented to individuals or groups who exhibit some of Moulen’s remarkable qualities, such as generosity, willingness to support others, and sharing expertise to improve effectiveness.

Moulen, the library systems manager, was a three-time recipient of the Infinite Mile Award and a universally admired colleague. She began working in the MIT Libraries as a freshman in Course 16 and enjoyed the work so much, she stayed on in a full-time position after graduating. Moulen’s excellence was recognized not only by her MIT colleagues but also among a global community of peers. She was also a dedicated member (along with her husband, Anthony Moulen ’94) of the MIT Libraries’ softball team, the Bibliotechs, for more than 15 years. “Christine was warm, brilliant, and kind,” said Chris Bourg. “She had a quick smile that few of us will ever forget.”