home Staff news Congratulations to Amanda Sprochi

Congratulations to Amanda Sprochi

Amanda Sprochi received a CORE Presidential Citation for her work as chair of the the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access. The Cataloging Description and Access Committee is critical to the library profession, but over these last years has suffered from a vacuum in leadership. This year Amanda jumped in to serve as chair without much notice and was able to lead this committee back to strength. The Core Board is grateful for her leadership.

home Staff news Concannon Receives James Bennett Childs Award

Concannon Receives James Bennett Childs Award

Congratulations to Marie Concannon! She is the recipient of the 2024 James Bennett Childs Award. This honor, which is awarded by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association, is a tribute to an individual who has made a lifetime and significant contribution to the field of documents librarianship.

From the award letter: “The Awards Committee noted that the support letters for your nomination focused on your dedication to the profession and your lifetime of service. Your role in Government Documents practice has been exemplary. Your work with Prices and Wages by Decade has been beneficial not only to the government information community, but to the wider community as well. It is a privilege to honor you with this award for your years of dedication and service to Government Information.”

The official announcement of the award will come out in mid-March, and Marie will be recognized at the GODORT Awards Ceremony at ALA Annual in San Diego.

home Staff news Student Worker Gabriela Ionita Receives Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award

Student Worker Gabriela Ionita Receives Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award

As part of Disability Culture Month, 12 University of Missouri community members have been recognized for their achievements in advancing accessibility.

The Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards, named after a former Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator at MU, honor students, faculty and staff who work to make the university a more inclusive place for people with disabilities. This is the tenth year Mizzou has celebrated the award.

Gabriela Ionita, a student worker in the Digital Media and Innovation Lab, received this award for the work she did on making the library’s web maps more accessible.

Congrats to Gabriela!

home Staff news Granger Receives Staff Education Award

Granger Receives Staff Education Award

Congratulations to Ashley Granger! Ashley has been selected as a recipient of the Fall 2023 Staff Advisory Council Education Award! She will receive a reimbursement of $400 to help defray the costs of education in accordance with her submitted application.