Library Award Winners

2013-2014

  • Library Employee of the Year: Chelsie Young
  • Library Aide of the Year: Maleena Edwards
  • Special Projects Award: Catherine McIntyre and Brent Seavers

2012-2013

  • Library Employee of the Year: Annie Smith
  • Library Aide of the Year: Heidi Cooling
  • Special Projects Award: Mark Stevens and Debbie Short

2011-2012

  • Library Employee of the Year: Lesli Baker
  • Library Aide of the Year: Alan West
  • Special Projects Award: Library Podcast Team

2010-2011

  • Library Employee of the Year: Brent Seavers
  • Library Aide of the Year: James Kemer, II
  • Special Projects Award: Annie Smith

2009-2010

  • Library Employee of the Year: Alan Stephens
  • Library Aide of the Year: Debra Cloward
  • Special Projects Award: Mark Stevens

2008-2009

  • Library Employee of the Year: Trevor Morris
  • Library Aide of the Year: Patricia Garcia
  • Special Projects Award: Carlos Alarco

Library Awards Information

Library awards recipients are nominated by library staff. Awards are presented annually in the following categories:
  • Employee of the Year
  • Library Aide of the Year
  • Special Projects Award
All Library staff are eligible to nominate others for awards.

Award Criteria

Employee of the Year

The Library Employee of the Year Award includes recognition, a cash prize, and paid time off. It recognizes an exceptional employee who meets the following criteria:
  • Exemplary performance in own responsibilities, as well as service beyond assigned duties
  • Exceptional contributions to work within the Library over a sustained period of time
  • Innovative or creative ideas that have improved the efficiency or effectiveness of a Library unit or service
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the improvement of Library programs, services, or operations
  • Excellent customer service to all library populations (co-workers, patrons, campus, etc.)
  • Employee performance should directly serve the mission of department or the general Library
  • Outstanding personal qualities:
    • Positive rapport with all levels of staff, both within and outside the Library
    • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness
    • Exemplary attitude and reliability
    • Integrity or other commendable traits
Recipient is selected by the Library Director, based on nominations and awards committee recommendations.

Library Aide of the Year


The Library Aide of the Year Award includes recognition, a cash prize, and paid time off. It recognizes an exceptional Library aide who meets the following criteria:
  • Exemplary performance
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent productivity
  • Dependability
  • Performance directly serves the mission statement of the department and/or the general Library.
Recipient is selected by the awards committee based on staff nominations.

Special Projects Award

The Special Projects Award includes recognition, a cash prize, and paid time off. It recognizes one or multiple nominees, such as teams, task forces, or committees, who meet the following criteria:
  • Project should have been completed within the last year
  • Project should reflect resolution to a problem, and/or enhance or improve one or more services of the Library
  • Project should demonstrate creativity and innovation
  • Project should demonstrate how individuals or groups collaborated to achieve final results
  • Project should have a positive impact on internal and/or external customers
  • Project should serve or support the mission of the department and/or the Library's general mission statement
Recipient or recipients are selected by the awards committee based on staff nominations.