Accepting the award on behalf of Cleveland was Simone Briand, library director. Briand said the library at CU-KC was chosen for using technology that had a positive impact on library operations, and that benefitted users of the facility. As the recipient of one of only five honors given by HSLNKC, the library at Cleveland was among elite company in the region, and Briand said it was a tremendous honor for she and her staff.
“This award means a lot because it recognizes our library team’s hard work and our commitment to being forward-thinking, creative and responsive to the changing needs of our students and faculty,” Briand said. “It highlights how the library is utilizing technology to meet our users where they are, delivering information resources and services that are relevant to their online needs and that provide vital support to the teaching, learning and research activities at the university.”
Others libraries or librarians receiving awards from HSLNKC include: Kitty Serling, Carl R. Ferris Health Sciences Library at Research Medical Center; Joyce Sickel, Medical Library Supervisor, the Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Drug Medical Library; Medical Library, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo., and Library Services at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics.