Friday, March 31, 2006


CMU LIBRARIAN WINS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE. I would like to offer a public hat tip to Monica Craig. She is an off-campus librarian for CMU's Off-Campus Library Services department. And she is the winner of the 2006 ACRL Distance Learning Librarian Award. It is great to have a librarian of this caliber working at Central Michigan University. Nice job Monica!

From the press release:

She's modern, upbeat and jazzy - she doesn't tie her hair back in a bun or wear glasses like the stereotype prescribes. And now, this not-so-typical Central Michigan University librarian has won an award after 28 years of dedicating her time to supporting off-campus students and faculty.

Monica Hines Craig, an off-campus librarian for CMU's Off-Campus Library Services in metro Detroit, recently was named the 2006 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries Distance Learning Section Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award. ACRL members around the world voted to select Craig, who is only the third recipient of the award.

"I was very surprised to be the one who was named the winner," said Craig, a Lathrup Village resident. "I am truly honored."

Interim Vice President and Executive Director of Off-Campus Programs Terry Rawls said he was not surprised that Craig won the award.

"Monica receiving this award is an honor, but not a surprise. She has been deserving of this for a long time," he said. "Monica (and) the rest of the OCLS staff are the most student-oriented people you'll ever find. This group takes it to another level."

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