Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award.
This award recognizes a Union College teacher’s support of the library during the school year and grants him or her the opportunity to expand an area of the library’s collection which is of particular professional interest.
Tom Toews, 2016 Library Teacher of the year, used the award to expand the library’s collection of classics by Augustine and Josephus. While the library already owned English translations of several of these books, Toews was “particularly interested in the library having these volumes from the Loeb Classical Library as they provide the original language as well.”
The 2016 winning nominee will be someone who:
Actively uses library resources for personal research
Promotes library use among students
Supports library-sponsored programs
Regularly recommends new materials for acquisition
Assists with maintenance of the collection through weeding
The winner will be announced during National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016, and will receive $500 spending credit toward his or her library materials requests for the 2016-2017 fiscal year beyond the regular divisional allocation.
To make a nomination (faculty may nominate themselves), submit the name along with one paragraph describing how the nominee meets the above criteria to Sabrina Riley. Squirrel Hub form, e-mail, campus mail, and hand delivery all accepted. Nominations will not be accepted after March 31, 2016. The winner will be selected by the library staff.
By Sabrina Riley, library director