K-State Libraries Student Employee of the Month

K-State Libraries employ approximately 60 part-times students each year. These students are commited to our success, and we couldn’t run the Libraries without them. With this award we want to acknowledge and honor our dedicated student employees serving in the Libraries.

If you have an outstanding student we encourage you to nominate them for this award.

The winner will receive a framed certificate and small gift.

Nominations are accepted the 1st of each month through the end of the month. No late nominations will be accepted.

This Month's Winner

Kari Bingham-Gutierrez

Kari has had an exceptional impact on the success of the Morse Department of Special Collections during her three plus years of working on vital projects in the department.  

In September Kari worked with Tony Crawford to complete the processing of the David Dary Papers (103 boxes), she completed the descriptive inventory to the collection (86 pages), and created the collection record for the Archon system.  Kari’s hard work helped to make one of the most historically valuable collections in the department  accessible to scholars around the world. 

Kari has also assisted Tony with researching Jimmy Rogers and other blues performers for the exhibit that opened in September, “Jimmy Rogers: Champion for the Blues.”  She also provided much needed help with installing the exhibition that resulted in the successful opening, reception, and performance by Wayne Goins and the Jimmy Rogers tribute band on September 11.  

If that wasn’t enough, Kari helped research and install the “recent acquisitions” display in the special collections research room.   The display is devoted to the acquisition of the Shirley Smith papers.  Kari epitomizes the important role that student employees play in the K-State Libraries work force. 

Congratulations Kari!

Last updated: 10/24/2014