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Recent winners:

2015 - Su Kim Chung
Su Kim was honored for her exemplary work as head of Public Services in Special Collections. Su Kim's accomplishments include her work on the redesign of the Special Collections web site, implementation of new policies and procedures in Special Collections reference services, involvement in important promotional events in and outside the library, commitment to student and community engagement, and tireless dedication to promoting Special Collections materials.

2014 – Cory Tucker
Mr. Tucker has made valuable contributions to the UNLV Libraries, the field of librarianship, and the university community. In the area of scholarship, Tucker has published numerous articles and presented at major conference. His scholarly record includes articles in eight peer reviewed journals; thirteen book reviews; eight articles in non-refereed journals, and twelve conference presentations. Tucker has made national service contributions to the collection management section of the association for library collections and technical services (ALCTS), part of the national American Library Association. His campus service activities have included the UNLV Graduate College New Program Committee and Senior Faculty Senate Representative for the Library from 2008-2010.

2013 – Cory Lampert
Ms. Lampert was honored for her expertise and skill in moving a project from conception to implementation to assessment, the establishment of a highly cooperative and productive work environment, and her efforts to make library collections available as widely as possible. In addition, Lampert has a substantial record of scholarship, a role in consistently securing grants, and a commitment to local, regional, and national service. Due to Lampert's work the University Libraries' digital collections have received national recognition and stature.

2012 – Lateka Grays

Among her contributions, Grays:

  • Designed a virtual library presence for the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Singapore Campus and is the liaison for the students, faculty and staff of the Singapore and Macau campus.
  • As part of the former Collection Management Department, Grays coordinated training activities on library resources for the UNLV campus with publishers such as ProQuest, Ebsco Publishing, Elsevier, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters.
  • Serves as faculty advisor for UNLV Black Student Organization and contributes time and expertise for other UNLV organizations including Rebel Connection, Marketplace Career Day and Career Services.
  • Volunteered her time and coordinated activities as the registration supervisor for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) UNLV Robotics competition.

Additionally, her work as the inaugural coordinator of the Mason Peer Research Coach program has been integral to the success of undergraduate students from first generation or at risk populations. Along with numerous conference presentations and book reviews, Grays has published peer-reviewed journal articles on the provision of library services for distance education students and gaming researchers.

2011 – Jason Vaughan
Among his many contributions, Vaughan:

  • Explored, researched and recommended the UNLV Libraries’ acquisition of a new Discovery Platform to enhance the discovery of the libraries’ collections, becoming a nationally recognized expert on the subject.
  • Co-authored two successful Library Services and Technology Act grants to provide funds for the digitalization of library collections – Menus: the Art of Dining and The Historic Landscape of Nevada.
  • Provided national leadership in the area of digitalization of library collections and served as chair of the statewide Digital Advisory Committee.
  • Led the Libraries in promoting digital collections through innovative social media platforms like Flickr, and in exploring digital outsourcing.

Vaughan’s scholarly efforts for 2010 include publication of a book, Library Technology Reports: Library Web Scale Discovery Services, four journal articles, three of which were refereed, and four refereed presentations.

2010 – Priscilla Finley

2009 – Susie Skarl