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
Char Simser, coordinator of electronic publishing, received her MLS from the University of South Florida. She supports the open access digital publication of peer-reviewed journals, monographs and conference proceedings and events, and coordinates all operations of New Prairie Press.
One of her nominators said, “Char has done an outstanding job coordinating electronic publishing for the library and overseeing the publication of open resources through New Prairie Press … . [Her] explanations are straightforward, her patience boundless, her advice golden. Char is truly an excellent resource and colleague for K-State faculty and takes the mission of the open access community to heart.”