On December 15th, Library Systems Manager Mark Zillges was one of eleven Regent staff members to be honored with the 2011 President’s Award for Excellence. This award is given to outstanding staff members who have been nominated by their colleagues and then selected by a committee made up of the previous year’s award winners. The nominating criteria are innovation, integrity, and excellence.
According to Monica Bocarnea, some of the accomplishments that impressed the Awards Committee include:
- “Creating and implementing new technologies to facilitate access to and use of Library resources.”
- “Launching a mobile application that allows students and faculty to utilize the University Library via an iPhone or other mobile device.”
- “[Working] on a number of projects that have resulted in thousands of dollars in cost savings for the Library and the University.”
In addition to these professional achievements, Monica noted that his colleagues wrote that Mark is “always willing to interrupt his work to help a librarian or student with a technology-related problem” and that he “goes out of his way to show compassion.” Finally, the Awards Committee singled out his coworkers’ affirmation that “Mark pursues excellence in everything he does” and that “consistently, he goes beyond the call of duty to make sure that all the Library systems are running smoothly.”
The Library faculty and staff congratulate Mark on this well-deserved honor!