The MU Service Champion Award is given to employees who go above and beyond the four core values of the University of Missouri: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence. The award is given monthly and is given out by the MU Staff Advisory Council based on nominations. Ellis Library is proud to have one of their own employees, Sharon Gaughan, receive the MU Service Champion Award in December 2017.
Sharon works in Physical Processing and Preservation in Technical Services at Ellis Library. When she attended college, she started as an art major and graduated as a computer programmer with some education courses, and has found uses for all of her knowledge in physical processing where, she says, “there’s always something new to learn or try. It’s great!”
While she didn’t set out to work in library preservation (she found a listing for the job and thought it looked interesting), Sharon has found a lot of joy in her work due to the wide variety and the skills she gets to use, and new ones she gets to develop. According to Sharon, her favorite parts of the job include, “The parts of the job that made it sound too good not to try for: the wide variety of tasks and the book repair.” Everyone at Ellis congratulates Sharon on this great achievement!