We're taking a look back at previous Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award winners this week and next, hoping to remind you of all the great reasons to nominate a K-State librarian for the award.
Gayle K. Willard was the recipient of the 2006 award. She has received several honors and awards, including Animals in Society grants funded in 2004 and 2005 by the State of Kansas. Gayle was awarded the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences in 2004 from the Medical Library Association. In 2003, she was appointed by the governor of Kansas to serve a 3-year term on the Kansas Library Network Board, and she a member of several professional organizations, including the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association. Since 1999, Gayle has served as an information consultant and member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Gayle currently holds the rank of Professor and serves as the director of the Veterinary Medical Library.
Gayle's nominator says it best, “She has excelled in service, team-building, and in bringing internationally-recognized collections to our college and to Kansas State University.” What other K-State librarians do you know who hold a strong committment to service and team-building? What about Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Leo Lo, David Allen, Elisabeth Pankl, or Melia Fritch?