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.
Joelle Pitts, Instructional Design Librarian, 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.
Joelle’s current research interests include the creation of digital learning environments and objects to support library instruction and reference. She leads the New Literacy Alliance (NLA), a consortia of Kansas university libraries working together to construct “flipped classroom” online environments for high-impact undergraduate courses. She received her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and a master's in library science from Emporia State University.
Nominees for the Hobrock Award are evaluated based on their professional activities during the last two years. Joelle’s nominator indicated that her “commitment to the K-State faculty, staff and students stands out in her role creating the ‘Ready Player One’ alternate reality game and her collaborative efforts with the K-State Salina librarians.”