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Staff Excellence Award Descriptions

The University Librarian’s Award honors leadership resulting in the advancement of Library goals and objectives; a significant accomplishment that had a positive impact on the Library, the campus, or the profession; or creativity and/or innovations that enhanced Library services, operations or image.

The Lauinger Library Award honors the work of an individual to recognize significant accomplishments that had a positive impact on divisional goals and objectives; a contribution to the department, division or Library that resulted in cost savings, streamlined processes, enhanced services; contributions of time and/or extra effort to successfully implement a project or program or an unsung hero/heroine whose contribution has gone unnoticed but continually helps support the work of the Library.

The Team Spirit Award honors a team, a committee or task force (any formal group) by recognizing the completion and successful implementation of a specific task or project that had a positive impact on the unit, department, division or Library in the way of cost savings, streamlined processes, and/or enhanced services.

The Kindred Spirit Award honors staff for contributions to the campus community including community service contributions that had a positive impact on the core mission of the university; furthered the role of the Library on campus; or through collaborations with other campus departments and/or personnel, enhanced the Library’s image and/or role as an educational partner.