Classified Employee of the Year Award


Support employees are integral to the mission of K-State Libraries. They work throughout the organization, ordering and preparing materials for the collection, providing assistance to library users at help desks, and preparing and describing digital collections. They are our accountants and graphic designers; they maintain our buildings and our collections, serve on library and campus committees, and can always be counted on to lend a hand.

Because of their outstanding contributions to K-State Libraries, it is fitting that we recognize them often. Each year the Libraries' faculty and staff nominate support staff for Employee of the Year, based on their special contributions, dedication to daily tasks, and ability to work successfully across the organization.

Nominations are reviewed by a diverse selection committee and a winner or winners are chosen. All nominees are acknowledged at an annual ceremony, and the winner or winners' names are added to the K-State Libraries' Support Staff the Year Award plaque, and receive a monetary award from the Friends of the K-State Libraries.

This Year's Winner

Cindy Von Elling

Cindy Von Elling is the 2013 Support Staff of the Year. According to her nominator, “Cindy is an unsung hero of K-State’s Sesquicentennial celebration. She prepared more than 500 publication-ready images for Generations of Success: A Photographic History of Kansas State University, 1863-2013. [She] also accommodated numerous requests from campus researchers. In all of her work, Cindy was conscientious, thorough, flexible and epitomized excellent public service.”

Last updated: 07/03/2014