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Margaret Knoll Spangler Oliver Libraries Award

 

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Presented for outstanding service and successful performance as an employee of the University Libraries.

This award, which includes a certificate of recognition and a cash stipend, is given to recognize and reward outstanding service by employees who have held full-time or part-time employment for at least one year in the University Libraries. The nominee must have demonstrated successful job performance by combining competence of skills, knowledge of subject matter, and successful interaction with others.

Any employee of the University Libraries, including student employees, may make a nomination.

Nominate online or use the printable version by April 15, 2016. 

Eligibility:
The nominee may be any Libraries' employee who has held full-time or part-time employment for at least one year in the University Libraries. Past recipients are not eligible for the award for a period of five years. The nominee must have demonstrated successful job performance by combining competence of skills, knowledge of subject matter, and successful interaction with others. In addition, the following criteria will guide the selection process:

  • Positive attitude, cooperation, and courteous interaction with co-workers, peers, and the general public.
  • Initiative, quality of work, and effectiveness in carrying out job responsibilities.
  • Commitment to performing in a professional manner.
  • Dedication to and knowledge of the mission of their own work area, the University Libraries, and Penn State.
  • Dependability.
  • Outstanding contributions to the goals of the University Libraries and Penn State through significant dedication and/or leadership.
  • Innovation, process improvement.
  • Demonstrated interest in self-development.
  • Performance that substantially exceeds the normal expectations.

Submit a Nomination:
In addition to the completed nomination form, each nomination consists of:

  • a letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor and
  • at least two other letters in support from University personnel

The letters of support may be submitted electronically or in print. To submit electronically, email to Award Nominations listserv (ul-awards-nominations@lists.psu.edu). To submit in print, send the letters via interoffice mail to Joe Fennewald, W121 Pattee Library.

Nominators MUST notify persons they intend to nominate for this award.

Recipients must agree to be available to attend the ceremony.

All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016. Nominations received after this date will not be considered in the awards process.

The recipient will be honored at an award ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Foster Auditorum. A reception will follow in the Charles W. Mann, Jr. Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.

Selection Committee:

  • Joe Fennewald, chair
  • Dawn Amsberry
  • Linda Friend
  • Megan Mac Gregor
  • Glenn Masuchika
  • Manuel Ostos 
  • Lauren Reiter