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Kathelene McCarty Smith Receives Staff Service Award

Kathelene McCarty Smith of the Special Collections and University Archives Department has been named the winner of the University Libraries Staff Service Award for 2016.  Created by long-time Circulation Department Head Martha Ransley upon her retirement, the Award was first given in 1998.  The award recognizes and rewards members of the SPA Library Staff who provide outstanding leadership and service in furthering the accomplishment of the mission of the Library to provide service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community which the University serves."

In the statement announcing her award, McCarty-Smith was recognized for her subject and technical expertise, deep subject knowledge, initiative, grace and enthusiasm, and her professional and university service.  She started out as a student worker and was hired in 2010 as a full-time staff member.  At present, she is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of the photographs, artifacts, and textiles i…