Category Archives: Awards

Cool news from a historic upgrade

“Kearney Hall at Oregon State University has received gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council, the second major facility at the university to achieve the recognition for environmentally sensitive design and construction.”

“The recognition for the building comes 110 years after Apperson Hall was built at the intersection of 14th Street and Monroe Avenue. The $12 million restoration, completed earlier this year, was made possible in part by a $4 million gift from OSU alumnus Lee Kearney and his wife, Connie Kearney. He graduated in civil engineering in 1963, and she, after starting her studies at OSU, earned a degree in education in 1965 from the University of Washington. The building was renamed in their honor.”

Want to know more? Check out the Gazette-Times article “Historic OSU building earns ‘gold’ rating for green energy“.

Update: Student of the Year for Oregon from the OSU Archives!

Just when we thought winning Doug Schulte winning Student of the Year for OSU was great, we found ourselves with the Student of the Year for the state of Oregon!

Doug is now competing for the Western Regional title, and then will (undoubtedly) be competing for the national title! And, after that, it’s on to bigger, better, and inter-planetary things…

2009 OSU Student Employee of the Year Award recipient: he’s one of ours!

Congratulations to Doug Schulte (and to those of us who work with him). Doug was given the OSU Student Employee of the year award this year, and we couldn’t be happier! Not only is he a great all-around employee, his work on the Flickr Commons project was exemplary—in fact, I think it is safe to say that without his work, there wouldn’t be a Flickr Commons project…

Here is part of the award announcement, which really speaks to how much ALL of our student workers contribute to making our professional lives better, easier, and more enjoyable:

“Student employees comprise the largest group of employees at Oregon State University. Each year, outstanding students are recognized by their employers by nomination for the Student Employee of the Year Award. Universities across the nation select one of those nominees from their school to represent them at their state, region and the national competition level.

This year, OSU employers nominated 23 students for the award.

The nominee selected as the OSU 2009 Student Employee of the Year is Doug Schulte, Head Student Assistant in University Archives. Doug will receive an Award Certificate, a $100 gift certificate, and will be entered in the state competition representing OSU.

Congratulations to Doug on his selection and congratulations to all the nominees for their exceptional service to OSU as outstanding student employees.”

Congratulations to Monique Lloyd!

Please join us in offering our heartfelt congratulations to Monique Lloyd! She has received the Society of American Archivist’s 2008 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award, which recognizes and acknowledges outstanding minority students. To be considered, the student should be full-time, with a minimum GPA of 3.5, and enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management. She will receive full funding to go to the SAA conference this August, which will be held in “sunny” San Francisco.

Monique is an Emporia State University graduate student who worked as a student assistant in the Archives last year, an intern in the Archives in the fall, and is now part of the Library’s on-call pool. To hear more from Monique, please visit her Adventures in Library School blog.

Calling All Nominations! Last Call for Library Awards

cheerleaders1.jpgAward Details: Totten

Students are eligible for either the Totten Graduation Award ($750) or one of six Totten Scholarships ($250).

Totten Graduating Student Award

  1. Nominated student must have been employed by the OSU Libraries for at least two academic years.
  2. The student must have demonstrated outstanding work performance.
  3. The Recognition Committee will also consider leadership skills, initiative, ambition, a strong customer service ethic, and reliability.
  4. Students must be graduating seniors or graduate students (graduating or graduated fall, winter, spring, or summer of the current academic year).

Totten Scholarships: Six $250 Scholarships

  1. Nominated students must have been employed by the OSU Libraries for at least three consecutive terms (spring term can be the third term).
  2. Students must have at least one full term remaining after spring term in which to use the scholarship.
  3. The Recognition Committee will also consider leadership skills, initiative, ambition, a strong customer service ethic, scholarly attitude, and reliability.

Award Details: Performance

There will be 3 categories of awards given: Classified, Faculty, Project. Up to 5 awards (total) will be given out, allowing for multiple awards in each category.

Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Classified Employee Nominees should have:

  1. worked to exemplify and advance one of the three goals of the library;
  2. developed a new project or program or simplified a process; or
  3. fostered and promoted a collaborative work environment.

Outstanding Project Nominations should have done at least one of the following:

  1. Worked to change the information landscape at OSU by providing faculty and students with the information they require– wherever and whenever it is needed.
  2. Partnered with OSU colleges and programs by contributing to the academic success and life-long learning of OSU students.
  3. Partnered with Oregon communities to foster economic development.
  4. Developed an innovative program, activity, or service; provided a dynamic or distinctive solution to a problem; or reached a special population through a unique program.
  5. Completed a project, a new initiative, or any other distinct activity that results in improved services or increased efficiency.

Outstanding Project Nominations should have been initiated, worked-on, or completed during this academic year.

Recipients are ineligible for two years following their awards.

Any member of the OSU Libraries may nominate another person or project that fits the criteria.

Individuals may choose to nominate someone or a project from their own department or another department within the Library.