UND Chester Fritz Library announces Hackett and Snavely are 2014 ‘Outstanding Support Staff Award’ recipients


Chen Wu

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Chester Fritz Library


The University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library recently awarded 2014 Outstanding Support Staff Awards to two staff members, Kerry Hackett and Danae Snavely.

UND Faculty Fellow/Associate Provost Julie Anderson presented the awards at a reception honoring library staff.

Hackett is the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Specialist overseeing borrowing and lending activities in the unit. ILL acquires scholarly resources not currently available through the campus libraries and her work is critical to the quality of students' learning experiences and the effectiveness of the faculty's research programs.

Hackett coordinates work of the ILL student employees and staff. She looks for ways to improve services and has helped to facilitate electronic delivery of resources. As the workload has increased, she has provided effective and efficient service to the University. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Hackett has served on the Library Staff Association and supports the Sarles American Legion programs.

Snavely is a library associate who works with government documents, patents and trademarks. Snavely began her career as a student employee and was hired as a regular staff member after graduation. Snavely is responsible for processing and describing resources provided by the Federal Depository Library Program. Her work is important in making government information available to the University and the general public.

Snavely readily shares her knowledge with colleagues. During periods when there have been vacancies, she has worked to minimize the impact to people needing resources. Snavely has also served on the Library Staff Association and the North Dakota Library Association.

Outstanding Support Staff Award

The Chester Fritz Library Outstanding Support Staff Award is given annually. A selection committee, comprising library and campus staff and faculty, reviews nominations submitted from the UND community. The award is based upon superior performance in the recipients' job; completion of special library projects; and/or outstanding service to the library, library profession or the campus community. The recipient receives a monetary award and a framed certificate. The names of award winners are engraved on a wall plaque, which is located outside the library's administrative office in the Chester Fritz Library.