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Wake Forest University librarians win awards


May 26, 2009

Four librarians at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library have been recognized recently for achievements in their profession.

Lauren Pressley, instructional design librarian, was named by Library Journal to its 2009 list of “Movers and Shakers.”  Pressley is one of 51 librarians, vendors and others who were selected for their roles in “shaping the future of libraries.”

Pressley joined the Z. Smith Reynolds Library staff in 2003.  She holds aMaster of Library Information and Studies degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

H. David “Giz” Womack, instruction and outreach librarian, was named by Student Library Journal to its inaugural list of “Emerging Leaders.”  The 13 finalists were nominated by their peers for the distinction.

Womack received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest in 1990 and an MBA from Wake Forest in 2000.  He received his Master of Library Information and Studies degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008.

Wanda Brown, associate director, was named the winner of the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s department of library and information studies alumni association. The award is presented annually to a UNC-G LIS graduate who has made significant contributions to libraries, library users and information studies.

Lynn Sutton, director of the library, was one of three winners of the 2009 SirsiDynix-ALA-APA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Salaries and Status for Library Workers.  The award, sponsored by SirsiDynix, a global provider of strategic technology solutions for libraries, is presented by the American Library Association’s Allied Professional Association, a companion service organization dedicated to the advancement of library employees.  Sutton and her administrative team completed a comprehensive personnel study that resulted in changes to the classification, compensation and status of librarians and other library workers.  Sutton will be recognized at the association’s annual conference in July.

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