Teresa Ellis, associate professor and theological librarian
at Hardin-Simmons University, was named the Ricki Brown Librarian of the Year
during this year’s West Texas Book Festival held Saturday, September 27,
“It is such an honor to receive this award,” said Ellis
about her nomination as the inaugural candidate for the honor. “I really do see
this as a joint effort with all of the faculty and staff in the library.”
The Ricki Brown Librarian of the Year Award honors
librarians who exhibit outstanding leadership skills and make a significant
contribution to library science.
Ellis received special recognition for her efforts in
enhancing awareness of HSU’s Richardson Library among students, faculty, and
staff through an event titled “Ask Me”. During the event, library staff stood in
locations across campus as human information booths for students needing directions
or with general questions about the campus.
Alice Specht, dean of university libraries, believes that
her efforts truly promoted awareness of library programs and helped students
identify with the library staff.
The West Texas Book Festival, sponsored by the Friends of
the Abilene Public Library and the Abilene Reporter News, is an annual event
that helps promote Abilene as a tourist destination, features local authors,
and raises funds to benefit the Abilene Library.
For more information on HSU’s Richardson Library visit www.hsutx.edu/library.