The Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award was established by the Friends of K-State Libraries to honor Dean Emeritus Hobrock upon his retirement in 2004. Annually, the award recognizes outstanding librarianship and superior accomplishments among the K-State Libraries faculty.
Nominees are evaluated based on their professional activities during the last two years. One recipient is honored with a plaque of recognition and an award of $1,000 at the Friends of The K-State Libraries Spring Meeting each year.
Regina Beard, associate professor and Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian, was selected as this year’s recipient of the Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award. Her nominator indicated that Regina “has shown tireless dedication to her areas of responsibility and to the K-State community. She is a role model on this campus for her scholarly activities and humble nature.
Her commitment to collaboration and professional growth as well as her exceptional ability to teach graduate workshops has benefited many graduate students.” Regina was recognized at the Friends of the Libraries annual meeting in May. “It’s encouraging to be recognized by colleagues,” she said. “That acknowledgement provides the fuel to continue the work.”
Regina’s current research interests include international graduate student preparedness for the rigors of electronic research, and she is also a 2013-14 Fellow in the Association of Research Libraries’ Leadership and Career Development program.