Previous Winners

hobrock award 

Previous Winners

2015 - Michelle Turvey-Welch

Michelle Turvey-Welch, K-State Libraries

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.

2014 - Joelle Pitts

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.”

 

2016 - Jason Coleman
2015 - Michelle Turvey-Welch
2014 - Joelle Pitts
2013 - Regina Beard
2012 - Ellen Urton
2011 - Sara K Kearns

2010 - Alice Trussell
2009 - Marcia Stockham
2008 - Dale Askey
2007 - Beth Turtle
2006 - Gayle K. Willard
2005 - Mike Haddock
Last updated: 04/15/2016