Awards and Honors, Staff

Library Honors Outstanding Employees of 2013

The University Library has awarded its 2013 Outstanding Employee Award to Beth Ramos of the Library Personnel Office. Honorable mentions went to Kristina Spurgin of E-Resources & Serials Management and Tim Shearer of Library & Information Technology.


L to R: Beth Ramos, Outstanding UNC Library Employee of 2013; Kristina Spurgin and Tim Shearer, honorable mentions; Sarah Michalak, University Librarian.

The award, presented at a Feb. 25 gathering for Library staff, honors a University Library employee for excellence in one or more of the following categories: Community Service Activity, Commitment and Dependability, Creativity and Innovation, and Teamwork and Leadership.

Beth Ramos, library personnel assistant, was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Employee for her work ethic, dedication, and positive attitude. Her nominators noted the positive boost in morale that her outlook has inspired in colleagues across the Library. Nominators also noted Beth’s selfless commitment to a job with heavy responsibilities and a workload heavily tilted toward the beginning of each semester, while remaining unfailingly cheerful, pleasant, and helpful.

Tim Shearer, head of the Core Applications Development Team, was nominated for his collaborative approach, foresight, and successful handling of Library projects and technologies. Tim’s nominators noted his skill at foreseeing which technologies will benefit the Library in the future, and they appreciated his innovative and resourceful solutions to problems. His leadership was characterized as supportive, good-natured, and confident.

Kristina Spurgin, e-resources cataloger at Davis Library, was nominated for her creative use of technology, problem-solving, and dedication to providing patrons with access to e-resources. Kristina’s nominators noted her initiative in developing advanced skills to support her work, including creative programming solutions to solve problems. A recent presentation by Kristina gained her an invitation to the Southeastern Innovative Users Group February 2014 meeting to present it for a larger audience.

Congratulations, Beth, Tim, and Kristina!


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