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.
Mary has worked many years in a field where changes occur so much so that change has become the norm. She balances an interesting workload and continues to be a dedicated employee, graceful individual, and keeper of a positive attitude. Mary Bailey has met all challenges—personnel changes, vendor transitions, massive resource cancellations, and electronic resource troubleshooting—with determination, effectiveness, and with her sense of humor fully intact. Given her amazing productivity one must wonder if she is hiding her super hero cape in a desk drawer. Mary’s experience, leadership, and true love of all things serial have made the difference between success and failure.