Employee Recognition Committee


Establish an ongoing and responsive staff recognition program that is effective and meaningful to Smathers employees; Create a direct correlation between the Libraries’ values and goals and what it recognizes and rewards; Collect and solicit from individuals and departments throughout the Libraries individual and departmental achievements and milestones; Coordinate staff recognition opportunities through the Convocation Planning Committee; Encourage opportunities for staff recognition through other library programs, including Public Information and Staff Development; Build and ensure a committee membership that reflects library-wide participation; Seek means of funding recognition programs and awards.

Here Are Ways You Can Recognize Your Colleagues

Awardees and Nominees of the Library Employee Excellence Awards

Library Employee Excellence Awards – Nominations are Closed

Current Committee Members:

  • Leonardo (Jun) Tolentino (June 30, 2024)
  • John Seay (June 30, 2024)
  • Carrie Adams (June 30, 2024)
  • Verna Bedford (June 30, 2025)
  • Beatriz Lugo (June 30, 2025)
  • Mari Meke (co-chair, 2023-2024) (June 30, 2026)
  • James Cusick (co-chair, 2023-2024) (June 30, 2026)
  • Jeremiah Carlson (June 30, 2026)
  • Patricia Ruwell (June 30, 2026)
  • Tabatha Pursley (June 30, 2026)
  • Beth Zavoyski (June 30, 2027)

The Employee Recognition Committee reports to Valrie Minson, Associate Dean for Academic Support Services and Chair, Marston Science Library