The purpose of the Dean's Award is to recognize exceptional contributions to K-State Libraries by non-tenure track professional staff. The award, presented annually, consists of a monetary gift and a plaque engraved with the recipient's name. The plaque will be displayed in Hale Library.
Renée Gates, IT coordinator
“After the fire, Renée worked to keep computer access up and running, which allowed everyone to continue critical tasks related to restoring services. Imaging 125 machines in less than a day is a monumental task for any group … . Then, when two full-time employees left at the same time this summer, Renée prepared to onboard new employees. In short, Renée is the glue for [our unit] and invaluable to the Libraries as a whole.”
Kathryn Talbot, preservation coordinator
“Kathryn’s leadership and dedication after the fire made the difference between setting us on a path to a successful recovery or not. Her years of work on the Libraries’ Collection Disaster Plan paid incredible dividends. … Her follow-through was vital given the level of detail involved in packing out and mapping the removal of over 1.5 million items from Hale Library.”