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
Tara Coleman, Web Services Librarian, is the recipient of the the 2017 Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award. Ms. Coleman received her master's degree in library and information science from the University of Oklahoma. She leads the coordination, organization, maintenance, and assessment of K-State Libraries' website. She has made several significant contributions to K-State First, the university's First Year Experience program. These contributions include chairing the K-State Book Network and co-authoring the K-State First Guide to College Student Success.
One of her nominators said, "Tara works diligently to make K-State Libraries a user-oriented resource that supports the teaching and research needs of the university. Over the years, I have observed her dedication, the seriousness with which she performs her responsibilities, the long hours that she devotes and the genuine care that she has for our users."