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OSU Libraries and Press held their annual awards ceremony — this year via Zoom — on June 11. Congratulations to all of our award winners for 2019-20.
Carl Totten Outstanding Student Employee Award — The Totten scholarships are given to students that have been employed at OSU Libraries for at least three consecutive terms and exhibit excellent qualities at work such as leadership, initiative, ambition, strong customer service ethic and reliability. The Totten Award was established by Winifred Wilberding Totten, class of '30, in memory of her husband Carl E. Totten, '30.
The winners of this year’s Totten Awards are:
Carl Totten Graduating Senior Award — The Totten graduating award goes to deserving graduating students that have been employed at OSU Libraries for at least two academic years, have demonstrated outstanding work performance, and exhibit excellent qualities at work such as leadership, initiative, ambition, strong customer service ethic and reliability.
Kathryn Kenyon Student Employee Award — The Kathryn Kenyon Award recognizes a student who has performed excellent work in their job as well as proven to be academically strong. This student employee displays a stellar service attitude, an outstanding work ethic and demonstrates leadership ability. The application process requires submission of an essay or other creative expression.
Alice Kathryn Kidder Outstanding Student Employee Award — The Alice Kathryn Kidder Outstanding Student Employee Award Fund was established to honor Alice Kathryn Kidder Evans. Kidder was an Oregon State College alumna who graduated with a degree in Commerce in 1924.The Kidder Award recognizes and rewards students who provide exemplary service to their unit and to library patrons.
Employee recognition awards are given to outstanding individual staff members or projects. Criteria include advancing the major goals of the library; developing a project or program, or simplifying a process; or fostering and promoting a collaborative work environment.
Outstanding Classified Employee Award
Rachel Lilley — For serving patrons and students with passion, and for managing the Special Collections and Archives Research Center’s Reading Room despite reduced staffing.
David Manela — For being instrumental in the library’s response to COVID-19 and connecting the library with the broader campus through connections with other IT staff.
Outstanding Faculty Award
Laurie Bridges — For developing instructional activities, advancing social justice, and developing her and her colleagues’ skills.
Erin McCaslin Kooyman — For excellence at being the Coordinator of Reference Services and for exemplifying collaborative work.
Outstanding Group Project Award
Wikipedia Editathlon: Laurie Bridges, Tiah Edmunson-Morton and Diana Park — For the African American history editing event to increase inclusion of African American history into Wikipedia entries.
15 Years at OSU
Hannah Gascho Rempel
20 Years at OSU
25 Years at OSU