|Chester Fritz Library announces outstanding library support staff award winners|
Linda Olson and Lois Quamme were named University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library Outstanding Support Staff for 2006. The award was presented by UND President Charles Kupchella at the Library Support Staff Reception on April 4, 2006 during the celebration of National Library Week.
Linda Olson, serials specialist, ensures that journals, magazines and other serials are received and made available to the public. During the past year, she learned and tested procedures and workflows associated with the new Library automated system. This included learning a new way to input information. She also tested the system for problems and developed procedures to insure the information was correct and the publications were made available as quickly as possible. She prepared documentation for specific procedures and compiled title lists for which prediction patterns have been completed. Her work was particularly important during the transition to the new system and she worked hard to make the journals and magazines available to UND students, faculty and staff.
The second recipient is Lois Quamme, account technician. She assists in maintaining and disbursing Library funds, keeps all the budget records, prepares financial reports, and manages audits and cash counts. She has learned to use the new ConnectND computer system while also learning the new Library system. The system changes have brought new policies, procedures and forms to her job. Since the transition, she has worked to resolve questions about the new systems and to see the records are accurate. During the entire process, Ms. Quamme has maintained a positive attitude and has done whatever was necessary to get the job done.
The Chester Fritz Library Outstanding Support Staff Award is given annually. A selection committee, composed of Library and campus staff and faculty, reviews nominations submitted from the UND community. The Award is based upon superior performance in their job, completion of special library projects, and/or outstanding service to the library, library profession or the campus community. The recipient receives $275 and a framed certificate. The names of Award winners are engraved on a wall plaque, which is located outside the Library’s Administrative Office in the Chester Fritz Library.
-- Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries, Chester Fritz Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2189