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.
Michelle Turvey-Welch, Metadata, Preservation, and Digital Initiatives Department Head, was honored as this year’s recipient of the Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award. Annually, the award recognizes outstanding librarianship and superior accomplishments among the K-State Libraries faculty.
Michelle has been doing truly outstanding work including two major projects: moving materials to the offsite annex and preparing data for an upcoming system migration. These contributions are enormously important for the benefit of library users. Her commitment to customer service and access to information resources is admirable. Both of these projects are “behind the scenes” to our users, but are tremendously important to serve them.
Much of Michelle’s work does not have a public face, but staff and users alike would have a difficult time using our materials if they were not organized and accessible. Michelle has been crucial in providing these services. Even with her heavy workload with these projects and serving as department head, she has managed to contribute to the profession through work on library committees and task forces.