University Libraries’ Staff Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony

The University Libraries’ annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held virtually on December 16. At this ceremony, ten library staff were honored for years of service and two were selected for the Libraries’ annual Staff Achievement and Recognition (StAR) Award. The StAR Award is a peer recognition program designed to honor excellence among library staff through individual awards. The Friends of the Libraries provide financial support for the awards. The ceremony also honored all University Libraries staff for receiving the President’s Award for Excellence, Outstanding Unit in March of 2020.

2020 StAR Winner: Carol Fang, Business and Biological Sciences Librarian

Carol Fang
Carol Fang
StAR Award Winner

Carol Fang provides research and instruction services to students and faculty. She was recognized for her subject area expertise, her outstanding library instructional support and her detailed research guides designed for the classes in the RSCOB and in Biology. In one of Carol’s nominations, a colleague said, “Whenever I have had the pleasure to teach with Carol I have learned new ways of presenting information with precision, accuracy, economy and directness.” In addition to receiving the StAR Award, Carol was honored for 20 years of dedicated service to the University Libraries.

2020 StAR Winner: Adrienne Savage, Library Associate

Adrienne Savage, StAR Award Winner

Adrienne Savage provides evening and weekend service at the Dunbar Library and supervises many of the Libraries’ student assistants. She was recognized for her positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, and her contributions to several special projects this year. Those projects included staffing our new curbside pick-up, assisting with the move of the Educational Resource Center to Dunbar Library, nightly furniture reconfiguration to ensure social distancing, and her “hospital-grade” approach to sanitizing staff work areas. Adrienne has been a loyal staff member for nearly 13 years.

Library Staff Years of Service Awards

15 years:

  • Chris Duffy
  • Sue Polanka
  • Arthur Seifert

20 years:

  • Linda Daniels
  • Carol Fang
  • Jane Wildermuth

25 years:

  • John Freeman
  • Chris Nimmer
  • Kevin Storer

30 years:

  • Dawne Dewey

Congratulations to all library staff recognized for their years of service and special contributions.