April 22, 2015

Congratulations to the OCC Libraries award-winning library staff!

We are very proud of our four OCC Libraries staff members who have recently been honored for their exemplary work in service to the OCC community and to the library profession.

Mary Ann Sheble, the Libraries Dean of Learning Resources, has received the 2015 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award. She will receive the award on June 26 at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco in recognition of her contributions to the library profession. More about the award and Dean Sheble’s contributions can be found on the OCC Spirit News Blog.

Nadja Springer-Ali, a campus librarian at the Orchard Ridge King Library, has been unanimously selected as OCC’s Diversity Champion for 2015 by the College Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  Nadja will be recognized on the Diversity Champion Honor Roll as sponsored by the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force of the Birmingham Community House in early May. More about the award and Nadja's contributions on the OCC Spirit News Blog.

Carol Benson, a campus librarian at the Royal Oak Campus Library, was selected as the winner of the Best Transcript Award at the Research Help Now Michigan Virtual Reference Service Collaborative Annual Meeting on April 17. Each year a librarian from this statewide group is recognized as having the most exemplary reference interaction in the Research Help Now collaborative, the group behind the OCC Libraries Ask a Librarian Service which provides online reference assistance to the OCC Community. Find out more about the OCC Libraries Ask A Librarian service and the Research Help Now collaborative.

Lindsay Mitchell, Learning Resources Technician at the Auburn Hills Campus Library, was selected as one of two recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Award for the Auburn Hills campus. Lindsay was recognized for this honor at a March 18 reception on the Auburn Hills campus.

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