|UND Chester Fritz Library announces 2009 Library Outstanding Support Staff|
Kalan Knudson was named the University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library Outstanding Support Staff for 2009. The award was presented by UND President Robert Kelley at the Library Support Staff Reception on April 29.
Kalan is the Government Documents Specialist in the Chester Fritz Library. She works behind the scenes inputting and correcting the records for government documents in the library’s online catalog. Kalan is responsible for the receipt, processing, and storage of
U.S. government documents and also maintains the collection for federal regulations. While she does not directly interact with the public, her work is very important to those looking for information through the Library’s catalog. She is always looking at how her work impacts the users.
Kalan is a member of the library’s Display Committee. She proposes display topics that educate and entertain. Her artistic talents can be seen where she has incorporated her sketches and drawings in many of the displays throughout the building. She has also been an active member of the Staff Association and currently maintains the organization’s website.
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 Administrative Office in the Chester Fritz Library.
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