Deana Groves, assistant professor and education catalog librarian at Western Kentucky University, was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Library Association last week at the ALAâ€™s national conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The 2007 3M/ALA New Memberâ€™s Round Table Professional Development Grant was one of only three awarded in the United States in 2008 . The award, sponsored by 3M Library Systems for more than 30 years, recognizes selected librarians nationwide based on qualifications that include academic achievement, work experience, honors earned and library association activities.
â€œDeanaâ€™s achievements not only bring national attention to WKU library programs and faculty projects, but also support the universityâ€™s goal of developing international reach,â€ said Connie Foster, head of Library Technical Services. â€œShe sets an exemplary standard and we are excited about this honor for her and WKU Libraries.â€