University Libraries receives Unit Recognition Award



Sara Bushong

BOWLING GREEN, O.—University Libraries was recognized March 29 for its outstanding contributions to education at Bowling Green State University with the BGSU Faculty Senate Unit Recognition Award.

All three of the nomination letters praised the diligence and dedication of University Libraries faculty, staff and Dean Sara Bushong in managing the relocation of the Learning Commons, which provides tutoring services.

“This had the potential to be a very challenging situation as we were planning our move into over 13,000 square feet of the Jerome Library space on the first floor,” said Mark Nelson, director of the Learning Commons, in his nomination letter. “However, throughout this process Sara Bushong, her faculty and staff made this a very enjoyable and collaborative experience keeping what is best for the BGSU students and campus community their number one goal.”

Albert Colom, vice president for enrollment management, commended University Libraries’ faculty and staff for the considerable time and effort needed to pull off the relocation.

“The University Libraries willingness to welcome and work collaboratively with the Learning Commons demonstrated their commitment to student learning and success,” he stated in his nomination letter.

Dr. Phil Stinson, chair of the Library Advisory Committee and assistant professor of criminal justice, also called attention to the University Libraries’ commitment to BGSU’s core values, its work with learning communities and what he called a “demonstrated record of effective and sustained collegiality."

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(Posted March 30, 2012 )