Monday, June 16, 2008

Danny L. Taylor, Libraries’ Periodical/Reserves Assistant, Nominated for Fifty over 50 Award

Danny L. Taylor, who has been employed by Ball State University Libraries for 37 years, was honored on May 15, 2008, by Ball State’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology and the Community Center for Vital Aging during its annual Fifty over 50 awards ceremony.

The annual recognition dinner recognizes 50 people over the age of 50 who are selected from community nominations and who can be characterized as “ordinary people

Danny was nominated by Judi E. Egbert, Assistant Professor of Social Work, at Ball State University. In her letter of nomination she writes: “Danny is the ambassador of friendliness and service for Muncie. He earned his bachelor degree at Ball State about 30 years ago, and soon thereafter went to work with the University Libraries. He has been a stalwart processor of reserve materials that have served thousands of students, and he has trained and supervised dozens of students so they could help pay their way through college.”

Professor Egbert noted a key avenue of Danny’s service is the many panels on which he has served that focus on educating students about disabilities. Students comment about how much they learned from his upbeat, can-do attitude.

“Were we all so congenial and determined as Danny, our community would have a more enriching air,” she said.

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