Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Whole New Level: LaMargo Branch Honored for Exceptional Service

LaMargo Branch, 2014 recipient of the TWU LibrariesPioneering 
Proud Productivity Award for Better Library Service.  LaMargo was 
recognized for her exceptional work for the libraries' Interlibrary 
Loan service.  Photograph by Kristin Wolski.  December 12, 2014.      
The TWU Libraries have a longstanding mission of strengthening education at TWU "by connecting our community to information and library services that advance scholarly inquiry and academic success." We are very proud of the level of service we provide to the TWU communities in Denton, Dallas and Houston, and also of our tradition of recognizing staff members who perform their duties with exceptional skill and dedication.    

Toward that end, the libraries are pleased and proud to announce that LaMargo Branch, Interlibrary Loan Specialist, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Pioneering Proud Productivity Award for Better Library Service.  Surrounded by colleagues, a surprised and delighted LaMargo was presented with a certificate of appreciation and monetary award by Dean Sherilyn Bird.  

LaMargo, based at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus, has been with TWU for over 11 years.  Known for her work ethic and positive attitude, she says her favorite part of the work she does is filling requests as quickly as possible for TWU students and faculty members.  "I understand what it's like to need information quickly," she says, "so I try to make that happen for our patrons."

LaMargo's efforts and outlook do not go unnoticed by her colleagues.  "She worked extremely hard when the department was severely understaffed," says Health Sciences Librarian Eula Oliphant with the Dallas Center Library, "making sure that our students and faculty had the resources they needed . . .  She did the work of two or more, all the while keeping a positive attitude.  LaMargo takes the term dedicated employee to a whole new level."  LaMargo's supervisor, Access Services Librarian Johnathan Wilson, agrees.  “If I could have a hundred more just like her, I would.  She is dependable, hardworking, and should be commended for her work.”

From the TWU Libraries family, LaMargo, congratulations on this well-deserved honor.  Every day, you make all of us Pioneering Proud to call you our colleague and friend.

~Sandy Cochran

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