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Sherry Ward receives Carl Faubion Award

New Mexico State University Library employee Sherry Ward recently received the 2009 Carl Faubion Outstanding Library Staff Employee of the Year Award in a ceremony at Zuhl Library.

Ward, an exempt employee in the NMSU Library's Technical Services Department, was honored for her accomplishments in correcting and loading data for the NMSU-Grants library online catalog as well as providing training materials for library personnel from the Grants campus.

"In addition to the Grants campus project, which demonstrates Ward's ability to generate alternative solutions, she has worked on many major projects," said Ellen Bosman, head of the technical service department. "These projects are a testament to her stellar organizational skills and dedication to getting the job done."

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 that 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 Carl Faubion, Mesilla Valley farmer and former NMSU regent, who passed away on Oct. 29, 2005.

For more information, contact the library administration at (575) 646-1508.