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2023 ZSR Library Employee Awards winners, from left to right: Morgan Ritchie-Baum, Claire Nyles Suer, Melde Rutledge, Kathy Shields, David Link, and Daisha Bunn.

Each spring, ZSR Library celebrates the achievements of our employees at the annual Employee Recognition & Awards Luncheon. At this year’s event on May 17, six colleagues were recognized for their contributions to ZSR this past year in one of four awards categories:

  • Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year: David Link, Public Services
  • Outstanding Faculty Employee of the Year: Kathy Shields, Research, Instruction, & Outreach
  • Unsung Hero Award: Melde Rutledge, Special Collections & Archives
  • Dynamic Award: Daisha Bunn, Administration
  • Dynamic Award: Morgan Ritchie-Baum, Research, Instruction, & Outreach
  • Dynamic Award: Claire Nyles Suer, Resource Services

Additionally, 10 colleagues were recognized for milestone years of service achieved July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023:

  • 5 years: Heather Barnes, Kylie Bradley, & Ashelee Gerald Hill
  • 10 years: Kyle Denlinger, James Harper, & Tanya Zanish-Belcher
  • 15 years: Lauren Corbett & Mary Beth Lock
  • 20 years: Steve Kelley
  • 25 years: Tim Mitchell

Congratulations to all of our colleagues for their accomplishments and thank you for all you do for ZSR!