Congrats to the ER&L 2019 award winners!
First Timer Award
Lindsey Taggart | Missouri State University
Lindsey Taggart is the Director of Resource Management & Discovery at Missouri State University. She holds an MLIS from the University of Missouri and a BA from Grinnell College.
The Missouri State University Libraries provide resources, services, and spaces infused with MSU’s public affairs mission. The Duane G. Meyer Library, at MSU’s main campus in Springfield, is home to a variety of study spaces, reference and instruction services, a technology-rich interdisciplinary studio, a one-button recording room, and much more. A notable feature of Meyer Library is the Jane A. Meyer Carillon bell tower, which contains 48 bronze bells that chime every quarter-hour. The 140-foot tall structure is the tallest carillon in the Midwest.
First Timer Award Silver Medalists
Domingua Abboud | Notre Dame University-Louaize
Domingua G. Abboud is the Head of the Acquisitions Department is responsible for supervising all the work related to the Libraries acquisition of non-serial items at Notre Dame University NDU Libraries at the Main campus in Zouk Mosbeh.
Kristin Sederstrom | University of Kansas Libraries
Kristin Sederstrom is a Library Manager in the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing department in Watson Library at the University of Kansas. In this role, she oversees the payment, renewal, and licensing of our resources. She has been at KU Libraries in various positions since 2008, performing e-resource troubleshooting, holdings management, ordering, and project management. Kristin holds an MLS from Emporia State University.
The oldest and largest of KU’s libraries, Watson Library houses collections in the social sciences, humanities, education, journalism, and social welfare. Watson offers both group and quiet study areas, as well as more than 80 computers available for use by KU students, faculty and staff.
Online Conference Awards
Heather Crozier | Heterick Memorial Library, Ohio Northern University
Heather Crozier has been the Electronic Resource Librarian at ONU for 3.5 years and have also worked in community college and public libraries. She earned her bachelor’s at Northern Michigan University and my MLS at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. In addition to managing electronic resources and serials, Heather is very involved with instruction, including co-teaching a credit-bearing information literacy course. She is a Board Member at Large of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and a member of NASIG and the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians.
Ohio Northern University is an independent University located in the village of Ada, Ohio. Heterick Memorial Library is the undergraduate library, serving about 2,900 students. In 2016, the library’s first floor underwent a complete renovation and was designated the Mifsud Collaborative Learning Center, a truly student-focused space.
Jennifer Fickenworth | Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Jennifer (“JJ”) Fickenworth is the Electronic Resources Librarian for Horry-Georgetown Technical College. She manages all the electronic resources for the college, serves as Reference Librarian for the Grand Strand Campus Library, catalogs materials for the Law Library, and teaches Library Research Workshops for classes with a research component. She is a member of the American Library Association and the South Carolina Library Association. JJ holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is a comprehensive two-year community/technical college ideally situated on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. HGTC offers more than 65 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students who are either seeking quick entry into the workforce or desiring to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. HGTC is the fourth-largest of the 16 South Carolina technical colleges and is one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in the state. HGTC offers three convenient campus locations in Myrtle Beach, Conway and Georgetown County.
Laney Knight, MLIS | University of Tampa
Laney Knight is the Digital Access Librarian at the University of Tampa. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University in 2014. She has a professional background in archives and special collections, academic publishing, and digital asset management. Her work on archival preservation of born-digital materials has been published in the Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter.
Macdonald-Kelce Library at the University of Tampa’s current building opened in October 1969 and was named in honor of Merl Kelce, the late St. Louis industrialist, whose donation made the construction of the building possible. The library provides access to over 275,000 books and 200 databases, offers reference assistance and bibliographic instruction, and maintains special collections that include Florida military materials, rare books, and University of Tampa publications. As a government repository, we are open to the public. This autumn, we will be celebrating the Macdonald-Kelce Library’s 50th anniversary!