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The University Libraries presented its annual Librarian of the Year and Staff Member of the Year awards May 12. Both recipients received $200 and will have their names engraved on a plaque displayed in Perry Library.

The 2004 Librarian of the Year is Stuart Frazer, interlibrary loan librarian. He joined the University Libraries in 1995 as a social sciences reference librarian.

According to one of his nominators, "Stuart has a great depth of understanding of the needs of the faculty and graduate student research and matches this understanding with an equally strong knowledge base. He unfailingly goes beyond the call of duty in providing service to our patrons."

Other nominators said that Frazer can always be counted on to take on additional assignments and is creative in solving problems.

The 2004 Staff Member of the Year is Tracey Bowry, acquisitions coordinator for bibliographic services. She has been with the University Libraries since 1988 when
she was hired as an office services assistant in the microforms division.

"She regularly helps convey the message that library staff is highly motivated, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for our users," a nominator wrote.

Bowry was also commended for her smile and sense of humor, as well as her commitment to the library. She often takes on extra tasks, including working at the reference desk and assisting the Library Staff Organization, as well as serves on many committees and task forces.

This article was posted on: May 16, 2005

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