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CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
NMSU Library employee Mary Covarrubias-Chavarria recently received the 2012 Carl Faubion Outstanding Library Staff Employee of the Year Award in a ceremony at Zuhl Library.
Covarrubias-Chavarria, the Circulation Coordinator in the Library’s Access Services Department, was commended for her leadership within Access Services and for her many contributions to the Library and its users. She serves as a positive role model among the staff for consistently going above and beyond her assigned duties.
Within Access Services, Covarrubias-Chavarria worked tirelessly on staff development and training activities. She played a key role in the successful implementation of a laptop and iPad loan program in partnership with NMSU’s Information and Communication Technologies Department’s Student Technology Advisory Committee, and participated in discussions to effectively address concerns regarding ICT cluster printing. She provided significant support for facility-related tasks, such as overseeing the disposition of large quantities of equipment and furniture and recycling of de-accessioned materials.
In the Library as a whole, she provided oversight of substantial Big Shift projects and managed a student labor team that worked on shelving reconfigurations in a year of unprecedented collection moves, facility issues, and other special projects.
The Carl Faubion Award is presented annually to an exempt or non-exempt NMSU Library employee who exemplifies excellence in customer service, exceptional contributions to the library, innovation and creative thinking in problem solving or contributions which have reduced operating costs or resulted in administrative efficiencies.
The award was made possible by former NMSU President James E. Halligan and Mrs. Ann E. Halligan, who established the Carl Faubion Memorial Endowment for the NMSU Library in 2007. The endowment was established in memory of the late Carl Faubion, Mesilla Valley farmer and former NMSU regent.
For more information, please contact the NMSU Library Administration at (575) 646-1508.