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Business Librarian Steve Cramer Wins National Award

UNCG Business Librarian Steve Cramer has won the PrivCo Prize for Excellence in Business Librarianship.  The PrivCo Prize is awarded to the librarian deemed best to embody the core values of the profession, and the winner is selected by an independent committee of leading business librarians committed to the adoption of best practices in the community. In addition to giving careful consideration to the resourceful application of business librarianship and the anticipation of continued achievement in the field, the judging panel took into consideration effectiveness in the areas of:
  •     innovation
  •     impact
  •     community outreach
  •     capacity building
  •     creativity
  •     leadership
"Especially notable was Steve's appointment as a UNCG Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship as well as being selected as an assistance director within the program. He has maximized his instructional impact with an substantial amount of courses combined with numerous library guides. He has contributed to the overall profession by co-founding the Business Librarians in North Carolina section of the NC Library association. Steve's publishing on business information aspects completed his overall resume of business librarianship excellence." - Judging Panel

Steve blogs on business librarianship and liaison experiences at:

Steve was nominated by the Head of Research and Instruction at UNC Greensboro, Mary Krautter. She says that "his challenge has been to build relationships and promote library services with over 3,000 Bryan School faculty and students. Steve extends his substantial impact beyond UNCG by mentoring numerous graduate students and librarians and teaching a business librarianship course in UNC-Greensboro's ALA-accredited MLS program. He has created and currently maintains 54 online research LibGuides which have been accessed 63,838 times during 2014."

You can read an interview with Steve here.


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