Some of our award-winning staff: Su Kim Chung, Lindsay Oden, Cyndi Shein, and Michael Frazier. Not pictured: Silvia Southwick.
The spring 2015 semester saw a number of Special Collections staff honored for their work both in the UNLV Libraries and campus-wide. Please join us in congratulating our staff on their accomplishments!
Special Collections Head of Public Services Su Kim Chung was selected as "McPhee Librarian of the Year" by her peers in the UNLV Libraries. She was nominated by Director of Special Collections, Michelle Light.
Silvia Southwick, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, was honored for her significant scholarship contributions (including important work on linked data) with the UNLV Libraries Outstanding Faculty Scholarship award.
Cyndi Shein, Head of Technical Services in Special Collections, was honored with the inaugural Best General Interest Article Award from the Journal of Western Archives (JWA) for her article "From Accession to Access: A Born-Digital Materials Case Study."
Michael Frazier, Special Collections Conservator and Preservation guru was selected as UNLV "Classified Employee of the Month" for his contributions to a successful partnership between the Preservation Lab and the Libraries Acquisition and Resource Sharing units. He was nominated by colleague Richard Zwerican.
Lindsay Oden, one of last year's summer UNLV graduate student interns who has returned to Special Collections to work on a special project, not only passed his comprehensive exams for the MA degree in history with highest honors, he was also awarded the UNLV History Department's 2015 award for "Best Seminar Paper in History."