Each year the UNO Library Friends host a Distinguished Service Award Luncheon, in which one full-time library employee and one student library employee are awarded for their exemplary dedication and service to UNO Libraries. The luncheon is a time to reflect on highlights and accomplishments of the past year.
This year’s library employee recipient was Erin Painter, for her unending enthusiasm, dedication to her role in the Research and Instructional Services department, and the noticeable impact she has had on the organization and culture of the library.
Maison Horton was selected as this year’s student library employee Distinguished Service Award recipient. He was nominated for his friendly and professional interactions with patrons, anticipating library needs, and volunteering to serve as a student liaison for the library’s Strategic Planning Committee.
In addition, one student is also selected to receive the Criss Library Academic Student Scholarship (CLASS). The scholarship recognizes and rewards library student workers for their service to Criss Library and supports their pursuit of educational goals.
This year’s CLASS scholarship recipient was Danielle Meadows, a senior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications. Frequently found on the dean's list, Danielle stated in her application form her gratitude for her supervisor’s flexibility with her schedule, allowing her to focus on her academic goals and ultimately future career goals. Danielle has even used her time working for the library to create a video for class on the archives - opening her eyes to the vast and rich history of the library.
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