TWU Service Awards Presented
2013 TWU Service Awards were presented on May 9 to faculty and staff who have reached milestones in their TWU careers. SLIS is proud to recognize Dr. Lynn Akin for 15 years of service and Ms. Sarah Merrill for 10 years of service. Congratulations and thank you to Dr. Akin and Ms. Merrill for their contributions to the SLIS program.
TWU Pioneer Proud Awards
Congratulations to all five SLIS staff members who were recognized as 2012-2013 TWU Pioneer Proud Award recipients at the awards ceremony on May 7. The SLIS staff members are Brenda Mallory, Donna Cooper, Michael Lopez, MaryAnn Kitchens, and Sarah Merrill.
“Pioneer Proud awards are presented each spring semester to individuals who go above and beyond their ordinary responsibilities to assist TWU faculty, staff, students and/or friends. This assistance can take on many forms, including, but not limited to, staying late to help students, showing exceptional pride in their work, consistently displaying a positive attitude, etc. Each spring, recipients are invited to attend a special ceremony hosted by the TWU Staff Council to further recognize their efforts.” (http://www.twu.edu/staff-council/pioneer-proud.asp)
2013 TALL Texans from TWU SLIS
The Texas Library Association has announced the 2013 class of the highly competitive Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute, more popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute. Among the 2013 TALL Texans are Ms. Sarah Merrill, Ms. Jill Bellomy, and Ms. Julie Leuzinger. Ms. Merrill is the SLIS Librarian II/Assessment Officer. Ms. Bellomy is a current SLIS doctoral student, who received her MLS from TWU in 2003. Ms. Leuzinger is also a SLIS doctoral student, who received her MLS from TWU in 2006.
The 2013 institute will take place at the Montserrat Retreat Center, located in Lake Dallas. The intensive leadership development program will be facilitated by ALA President, Ms. Maureen Sullivan, and recently retired George Washington University Library Director, Mr. Jack Siggins. Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, will serve as one of the six mentors.
Research Grant Awarded
Congratulations to Dr. Judi Moreillon for receiving 2013 TLA/Demco Research Grant Award. The Award is shared with Dr. Teresa Starrett of Teacher Education. Drs. Moreillon and Starrett’s research proposal is entitled “Principals’ Perspectives on the Value of School Librarians in Teaching and Learning Case Study.” The award was presented during the awards portion of General Session II at the Texas Library Association Convention in Fort Worth on Friday, April 26.
Congratulations to Dr. Janine Golden on her 2013 TWU Distinction in Service Award, and to Dr. Gretchen Hoffman on her 2013 Distinction in Distance Education Award. Both awards were presented at the Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. In addition to a plaque, each of them received a $750 cash award for the recognition.