2016 Melissa Bowles-Terry
Melissa’s scholarship record for 2015 included an impressive five presentations and three publications, including co-authoring a book called Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians. The quality of Melissa’s work indicates a positive impact for UNLV Libraries, the academic library profession, teaching librarians, and students. As noted in the nomination letter, “Ms. Bowles-Terry’s research can be seen as informing the practice of librarianship on two levels—the classroom level and the institutional level. She has not only identified ways to assess student learning so as to improve the day-to-day practice of teaching librarians, but she has also been instrumental in communicating how academic librarians contribute to student success more broadly, as measured by institutional metrics like GPA, student retention, and graduation.”
2015 - Kristen Costello
Costello was honored for her service as Vice Chair and Chair of the Innovative Users Group which included work on the IUG annual conference, as well as guidance when the group acquired Polaris Library Systems. Kristen's committee service and leadership not only went above and beyond, but also shined a spotlight on the UNLV Libraries at an international level.
2014 – Cory Tucker
Tucker was honored for a broad commitment to service in the field of librarianship at UNLV, nationally and regionally. In particular, his service was noted for his leadership as chair of the Collection Management Section (CMS) national committee of the American Library Association.
2013 – Cyrus Ford
Ford was honored for wide-ranging service to the University Libraries, UNLV, and the profession of librarianship on campus, regional, and national levels along with a role in defining, interpreting and implementing national and international standards for catalogers of audiovisual materials.
2012 – Jeanne Brown
Jeanne was honored for her national service to the profession as a major contributor on the ACRL Task Force to revise the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Also noted was Jeanne's service on the ACRL Assessment Committee and her work as secretary in the LLAMA Measurement Assessment and Evaluation Section. In the Libraries, Jeanne is Chair of the Usability Committee and Summon Continuous Improvement Group, and also participates in campus committees.