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Classified Employee of the Year Award
Classified 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, 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, libraries' faculty and staff nominate classified employees 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 Classified Employee of the Year Award plaque, and receive a monetary award from the Friends of the K-State Libraries.
This Year's Winner
Katie Sigman is the 2012 Classified Employee of the Year. “Winning this award is such an honor and it was only possible because of the great team I work with at the Libraries. The environment is supportive of professional growth and everyone cares so much about the work we do. I greatly appreciate the Friends for their continued support and recognition of K-State Libraries Classified employees.”
Katie is the Lending Team Leader in Interlibrary Services. Quoting from her nomination: “Katie has excellent customer service and leadership skills. She is willing to learn new technology and to train others. Katie is most outstanding at being reliable, punctual and someone to follow-through on any responsibility. She is a real asset to ILS and the Libraries.”