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Outstanding Employee Awards

Nomination letters for 2014 may be sent to libdean@okstate.edu, between the opening date (March 1, 2014) and the closing date (March 20, 2014) at 5 pm. For questions regarding any Outstanding Library Employee Awards, contact Jackie German.

Library Faculty Award for Notable Achievement bullet Outstanding Library Staff Award bullet Outstanding Employee Award (retired)

Library Faculty Award for Notable Achievement

This award recognizes notable achievement and sustained scholarship or service to the Library, University or Profession. Those nominated must be in a tenure-track, continuing appointment and have completed at two years of service at OSU. Self nominations are allowed.

Nominations of no more than 1500 words are submitted to the Dean who will determine the winner in consultation with the Dean’s Advisory Group. Nomination should include the nominee’s name, department, start date, and the nomination. Nomination must be signed by employee making nomination. Only Library employees may nominate.

Recipients receive a cash award of $1,500, are invited to an awards lunch and are honored at the Edmon Low Library Staff Association's Spring Meeting. An honorable mention award of $300 will be presented as well.

Award winners can be nominated again after three years. Example: (Year 1) Winner; (Year 2) No Nomination; (Year 3) No Nomination; (Year 4) Nomination. Associate deans are not eligible for consideration but may make nominations. Awards are subject to change based on funding. Past recipients include:

2013

  • Winner Karen Neurohr, Assessment
  • Honorable Mention Nicole Sump-Crethar, DLS

2012

  • Winner Juliana Nykolaiszyn, OOHRP
  • Honorable Mention Susan Bobo, Architecture Library

2011

  • Winner Co-Ming Chan, Cataloging
  • Honorable Mention Barbara Miller, Documents

2010

  • Winner John Phillips, Documents
  • Honorable Mention Roy Degler, DLS

2009

  • Winner Robin Leech, Digital Library Services
  • Honorable Mention John Phillips, Government Documents

2008

  • Winner Heather Moberly, Veterinary Medicine Library
  • Honorable Mention David Oberhelman, Humanities & Social Sciences

Outstanding Library Staff Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Library. Those nominated must be library staff members who have completed at least two years of full-time employment in the Library. Any full time library employee (except the Dean) may make a nomination. Self-nominations are allowed.

Nominations of no more than 1500 words are submitted to the Dean who will determine the winner in consultation with the Dean’s Advisory Group. Nomination should include the nominee’s name, department, start date, and the nomination. Nomination must be signed by employee making nomination. Only Library employees may nominate.

Recipients receive a cash award of $1,500, are invited to an awards lunch and are honored at the Edmon Low Library Staff Association's Spring Meeting. An honorable mention award of $300 will be presented as well.

Award winners can be nominated again after three years. Example: (Year 1) Winner; (Year 2) No Nomination; (Year 3) No Nomination; (Year 4) Nomination. Administrative Officer is not eligible for consideration, but may make nominations. Awards are subject to change based on funding. Past recipients include:

2013

  • Winner Laura Rey, Vet Med
  • Honorable Mention Gwyn Dominick, Documents

2012

  • Winner Gala Lackey, Acquisitions
  • Honorable Mention David Thompson, DLS

2011

  • Winner Bonnie Cain-Wood, Dean's Office
  • Honorable Mention Gala Lackey, Acquisitions

2010

  • Winner Sandi Shultz, Circulation
  • Honorable Mention Gala Lackey, Acquisitions

2009

  • Winner Rod McAbee, Systems
  • Honorable Mention Brandon Boyles, Digital Library Services;

2008

  • Winner Teresa Mardis, Cataloging
  • Honorable Mention Mark Seagraves, Access Services

Outstanding Employee Award

The Outstanding Employee Award was presented annually to an employee of the Edmon Low Library who best exemplifies the standard of excellence at Oklahoma State University. The award was replaced in 2008 by the Library Faculty Award for Notable Achievement and the Outstanding Library Staff Award. Past recipients include:

  • 2007 Faye Richardson, Documents Department
  • 2006 Co-Ming Chan, Cataloging
  • 2005 Alisa Sivils, Cataloging
  • 2004 Anne Couger, Veterinary Medicine Library
  • 2003 Emily Williams, CML
  • 2002 Guyla Houston, Acquisitions
  • 2001 Jackie German, Dean's Office
  • 2000 David Peters, Map Room
  • 1999 Elizabeth Mann, CML
  • 1998 John DeGeorge, Access Services
  • 1997 La Dawn Conner, Access Services & Sherry Fletcher, Dean's Office
  • 1996 Lisa Fain, Dean's Office
  • 1995 Sandi Schultz, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • 1994 Marian Chitwood, Documents Department
  • 1993 Kim Seagraves, Access Services
  • 1992 The Reserve Room