DSU's Francis named new librarian of the year
Dakota State University instructor and reference librarian Mary Francis was named the New Librarian of the Year by the South Dakota Library Association at their annual conference in Sioux Falls last week.
The New Librarian of the Year recognizes librarians who are just getting started in the profession. The award considers those who have transformed a routine task or an untried idea into imaginative, creative service; projected a dynamic image of the professional librarian into the community and offered that community something which it did not have before; and has performed the function of a librarian for a period of not more than 10 years in South Dakota.
This is Francis' third year with the Karl Mundt Library. She earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Iowa in 2006, and her undergraduate degree in English from The Franciscan University.
Nancy Sabbe, Director of the Madison Public Library, received the South Dakota Library Association Librarian of the Year award.