Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ball State University Libraries’ Personnel in the Spotlight

Roberta “Bobbie” Pearson (Business Support Services Supervisor) received the 2006 Meritorious Service Award for the Information Technology Group at the 2006 Staff Recognition and Retirement Award Program on April 20. The 41st annual holding of this event was at Cardinal Hall in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Bobbie has been with the University Libraries for 16 years.
In presenting the award, Vice President O’Neil Smitherman commented that Bobbie’s colleagues describe her as unflappable and a person who gets things done. She always has a smile to share. Bobbie has been with the University Libraries for 16 years, beginning her career as a part-time Circulation Clerk in the Educational Resources Center in 1985.
Congratulations to Bobbie for receiving the award and many thanks to her for all of the ways that her contributions help to improve life in the University Libraries.
Darlene M. Wiggins (Office Supervisor in Library Information Technology Services) was one of five persons university-wide who was nominated to receive the 2006 A. Jane Morton Award. Other University Libraries’ personnel who were recognized for service follows:
15 Years of Service
Sally A. Wills (Bibliographic Searcher)
20 Years of Service
Melanie R. Davis (Physical Processing & Scanning Supervisor)
25 Years of Service
Fern J. Burgess (Library Student Employment Assistant)
Kristi J. Pittsenbarger (Secretary to the Dean)
Charlotte M. Shawler (Circulation Assistant)
Lucinda K. Turner (Architecture Slide Curator)
30 Years of Service
Annie M. Gholar (Standing Order Assistant)
Teresa L. Story (Collections Development Assistant)
35 Years of Service
Danny L. Taylor (Periodical/Reserve Assistant)
Retirees for Fiscal Year 2005-2006
Judith A. Austin (32 years)
Jimmie R. Estell (28 years)
Teresa A. Evans (26 years)
Martha J. Gaddis (28 years)
Sylvia M. Powers (32 years)
Patricia A. Schneck (33 years)

This article was originally published in The Library Insider May 2006, pg. 8.


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