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.
This Year's Winner
Ryan Leimkuehler, university records manager, the Morse Department of Special Collections and Archives
One of Leimkuehler's nominators said, "Ryan's ability to adapt to changing conditions and still maintain a positive and productive work ethic was reflected in his response to the Hale Library fire when many previously analog operations needed to transition to an electronic/digital domain. His passion for tackling tough records issues helps ensure that many voices across campus are heard."