Cornell University Library Recognizes Contribution of Student Workers

Contact:  Ellen Marsh
Phone:  (607) 254-4680

Cornell University Library  recognizes contributions of student workers
Cornell University Library has honored five of its top student employees  with the Fuerst Outstanding Library Employee Award.
The following students, all from the Class of 2007, are this year's winners:

  • Rivkah Darabaner, Uris      Library
  • Stephanie Hoffman, Law      Library
  • Michael Somersel,      Preservation and Collections Maintenance, Olin Library
  • Margaret Rich, Mann Library
  • Devin Angle, Database      Management Services/Physical Processing.

Each winner receives $500, the largest monetary award for student employees  on campus. The library system employs approximately 500 students a year.
The awards are made possible, thanks to William F. Fuerst Jr. '39.  In 1995 he created the annual award to  recognize student employees for their exceptional performance, leadership and  library service to the campus. Fuerst was a devoted supporter of Cornell  University Library, College of Agriculture  and Life Sciences, Big Red Athletics and Cornell Plantations. He was named  "foremost benefactor of Cornell" in 1989 and received the Frank H.T.  Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award in recognition of his extraordinary  service and leadership in 2000.
About Cornell University Library
One of the  leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University  Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the  university, offering cutting edge services and a full spectrum of library  resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of  digital resources. The Library has a collection of close to 8 million volumes  in print and more than 60,000 journals, 300,000 e-books and 39,000 journals.
Through such  initiatives as the life sciences portal, the installation of a pioneering  high-end mobile and flexible computer laboratory designed specifically for  collaborative use, and innovative scholarly publishing support, the Library is  an integral component of the many educational programs and research projects  under way at Cornell.  To learn more about Cornell University Library,  visit <>