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Second annual Dean’s Awards for Student Employee Excellence announced

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Four student workers at KU Libraries received Dean’s Awards for Student Employee Excellence this year. The awards recognize dedication and service excellence, and were announced at the Libraries’ annual student worker picnic on May 12.

Dean Lorraine Haricombe created this award in 2010 at the University of Kansas Endowment Association. It is funded by private contributions. Students are nominated by library staff and faculty; the winners are selected by the KU Libraries Board of Advocates. Each winner received a cash prize of $250.

“Our student workers are essential to maintaining our services, collections and operations,” Haricombe said. “We simply couldn’t do what we do without them. I am very grateful for all of their contributions within the libraries.”

The 2011 winners are Marshall Beauchamp, Jono Bowles, Frances Lafferty and Brian Moss.

Marshall Beauchamp works in the International Area Studies unit in Watson. He was nominated by Malgorzata Stamm, Jon Giullian, and Mary Raple.

Jono Bowles, a graduating senior, works in Instructional Services and was nominated by Tami Albin, Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Librarian.

Frances Lafferty, also graduating this spring, is a student photographer in Spencer Research Libraries’ image production lab, nominated by Sarah Goodwin Thiel.

Brian Moss, a graduate student at KU who holds an MLS degree, was nominated by Lea Currie in the collections unit.

KU Libraries employs 221 student workers in seven locations on campus, making it one of the largest employers of students at KU.

Winners of the 2011 Dean’s Awards for Student Employee Excellence, from left: Brian Moss, Marshall Beauchamp, Frances Lafferty, and Jono Bowles (more photos).

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