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2009 Faculty & Staff News

Pat Howe received the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum's Supporter of the Year Award

June 1, 2009

Pat Howe, Head of Technical Services in Greenwood Library, recently received the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum's Supporter of the Year Award during the VLAPF Annual Conference in May. The award was established in 1996 to recognize a person who has provided significant support to their staff and has been a champion for library support staff within their own library and throughout Virginia. Those considered for the award, which has been given to only seven people since its inception, have been an advocate for continuing education programs and have encouraged their library staff to excel in the workplace. While at the conference, Howe and Becky Fisher, Acquisitions Manager in Greenwood Library, presented the session "Audiovisual Cataloging 2009," which included updates of current cataloging standards and practices and rule changes for cataloging of audiovisual materials.