2021 Library Excellence Awards

UH Libraries honored its top performers at the annual awards ceremony, held online in summer 2021. Dean Jackson commended the dedication of those who persevered during the challenges of the past year, prioritizing each other’s safety and wellbeing, and showing empathy, creativity, and agility in sustaining Libraries services.

Student Achievement
Jordan Kulzer
Gabrielle McCullough

McGovern Outstanding Student
De’Jah Hopkins

McGovern Staff Rookie of the Year
Brooks Whitaker

McGovern Librarian Rookie of the Year
Carolina Hernandez

Outstanding Group
Information and Access Services

Trailblazer Award for Leading Organization
Change Marilyn Myers

Dean Dana C. Rooks and Dr. Charles W. Rooks Diversity Award
Veronica Arellano Douglas

Staff Achievement
Salima Bowaniya
Susan Ryan

McGovern Outstanding Staff
Michael Caldwell

Librarian Achievement
Ian Knabe
Emily Vinson

McGovern Outstanding Librarian
Lee Hilyer

The 2021 Library Excellence Awards committee members are Tim McGittigan, Ian Knabe, Annie Wu, Rachel Helbing, Melinda Colmenero, Mea Warren, Christina Gola (ex officio), and Mark Cooper (ex officio).