A routine Library staff meeting this morning was interrupted by messengers from the Awards for Excellence Committee announcing that Assistant to the Dean Stephanie Lowell is Regent University’s March Employee of the Month.
Here are a few of the comments that Stephanie’s colleagues at the Library sent in for her nomination:
- Stephanie is one of those people you can absolutely count on for any number of things. She is organized and on top of just about everything that is happening in the Library. She also has an incredibly creative eye. She can develop materials and resources that look very professional and engaging at a moment’s notice. She is an incredible asset to the Library and helps everyone do their job better.
- Stephanie has, on many occasions, done significant background research about materials and resources we were considering for the Library. She has a history of finding cost-effective ways to continue to provide creative services to our patrons.
- Stephanie is active in her church and has stepped in to help with the Library staff chapels. She records the prayer requests and makes them available on the staff bulletin board.
The librarians and staff all join in congratulating Stephanie and thanking her for everything she does to make the Library a great place to work, research, or just relax.
The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) is a professional evangelical-based organization dedicated to integrating faith, ministry, and academic librarianship through development of members, services, and scholarship. ACL publishes the print and online versions of the Christian Periodical Index, the leading guide to evangelical perspective journal articles.
This year, ACL members convened for their annual conference June 8-11 at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. University Librarian Georgianne Bordner gave a presentation titled “Collection Assessment as a Tool for Improving Collection Development.” The presentation described an ongoing project to determine the University Library’s readiness to support the University’s QEP of global competency and to identify materials that we need to acquire to strengthen the collection. Because of demand by members, Georgi gave this presentation twice at the conference.
Georgi also served on a panel that gave a presentation titled “International Libraries – What in the World Can We Do to Help?” The panel consisted of members of the Commission for International Library Assistance (CILA) who shared advice based on their wide range of international experiences. As Team Coordinator of CILA, Georgi led a program for all conference attendees in which various members reported on recent international projects, including the training seminar she, Dr. Leanne Strum, and four other team members gave in Malaysia in Sept. 2008.
At the closing banquet, Georgi was presented with the Association’s Volunteer of the Year award, in recognition of 25 years of service to ACL as an indexer for the Christian Periodical Index, former Board member, and CILA member and Team Coordinator.