June 6: Nancy Colvin, Marcela Estevez, Ash Faulkner, John Hager, Kevlin Haire, Michelle Henley, Amanda Larson, Randall McKenzie and Tracey Overbey
From Tina Franks: Kudos to the 2021‐2022 Professional Development and Organizational Learning (PDOL) committee members! They have been instrumental in the success of the inaugural year of the committee. Their skills, talents and time have advanced the committee’s work at lightning speed!
Each of them has enthusiastically collected information from across the organization as part of a gap
analysis last autumn. The collected information helped us create subgroups earlier this year to develop
four forthcoming initiatives which support professional development and organization across the
Libraries. We’ll be sharing additional information about the Professional Development Hub for finding
professional development opportunities, upcoming PDOL‐sponsored signature events and a Peer Expert
network in the coming weeks.
As committee chair, I appreciate that they have embraced our committee’s charge to serve as a central
resource to identify, develop, and coordinate learning and professional development activities in
support University Libraries strategic plan and core mission for all employees, faculty, and staff.
Congratulations to all for their invaluable service!
June 10: Michelle Drobik
From Kevlin Haire: A mighty kudos to Michelle Drobik for helping me bring in a large collection from a student organization. It required a lot of time and muscle, but she cheerfully and ably assisted me in getting everything into the Archives. I couldn’t have done it without her, so thanks, Michelle!
June 14: Jen Henman
From Kevin Bauer: One of the parking lots at the LTC was closed without warning on Monday morning. Jen sent an email to all LTC faculty and staff explaining the situation, including alternative parking options. Thanks Jen!
June 16: Mark Moziejko and Brent Lewis
From Sandra Howe-Forney: Thank to Mark and Brent for helping with the carpet cleaning and moving vendors during my unscheduled absence on Friday June 10, 2022. You all helped keep everything moving. You helped with access issues and with putting all furniture back in proper placement. You made sure each area was completed and kept the work going. I appreciate the teamwork and assistance you all showed and for always being great partners. Again thank you for your help with all the “heavy lifting.”
Mark, this is one of the more disruptive building cleaning projects that I orchestrate. Having an
emergency come up as it happens, just adds to the stress. Your reassurance that you all would take care
of it helped me to relax a little. I really appreciated this. I did not have to struggle with my work/life
balance. I could just go do life and know that whatever was going on here, everything was going to be
okay. Thank you so much for that.
Brent, I really appreciate how your team continues to do all these things(Workpool jobs,) even though
your staffing is not at the level you need for the work being done. The “Can do ‐ Must do” attitude I see
is AMAZING! I can’t thank you enough and I am very grateful to have you on our team!
Thank you all for making sure I was able to attend to my family although this cleaning event was
June 14: Christina Moore
From Pamela Cale: A curator urgently needed a Russian book cataloged for a summer institute. I couldn’t catalog it because it was in Russian and needed input into the database. I asked Christina if she could make this a priority and catalog it that day or the next. Christina made it a priority and cataloged the book that day and I was able to give it to the curator the next day.
I appreciate Christina making this a priority and getting this done so quickly so the curator would have it available for the summer institute which started this week.
June 21: Tony Maniaci
From Loretta Smith: My boss Tony has always been supportive, but I want to thank him particularly for providing an unprecedented level of support during a very difficult year where serious personal medical issues and difficulty locating reliable students available to work have challenged not only me but many of my colleagues. He’s the rock to which many of us look and I want him to know how much he is appreciated!
Folks that interact with Stacks know how far behind we’ve fallen this past month due to severe lack of
space for academic year end returns/new acquisitions and lack of summer semester students available.
To assist Stacks, Tony sent up extra help from the Circ. area and has been working very hard with various
departments towards resolving the THO space issues and planning the STX expansion. Tony also
redirected several student applicants up to my area for hire and worked with HR while I was on vacation
time last week to expedite the processes. Thank you so much for everything over the decades and
especially now when Stacks really needs it! I especially appreciate the moral support and guidance!