The 2007 Friends of the Library Annual Faculty Award
Each year at the FOL Author’s Luncheon the FOL Board presents an award to a Wingate University faculty member. As outlined in the Friends of the Library Board: The Faculty Award is presented to an outstanding member of the faculty who is supportive of the Library, encourages his/her students to take advantage of the Library’s resources, and pursues independent research via the facility. There is a monetary gift that accompanies the award. The recipient is awarded $500, of which $400 is to be spent on behalf of the recipient’s department and $100 to make purchases for his/her personal library.
For 2007, the FOL Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Lauren Merkle. She has been praised by the Library staff for initiating research projects in her class assignments, encouraging students to conduct empirical research in her discipline area, and even conducting her own Bibliographic Instruction sessions for the subject-specific databases and resources.
The award was presented to Dr. Merkle by last year’s recipient, Dr. Brian Odom.
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