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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
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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 <http://www.library.cornell.edu>