STAR Recognition Awards 2016-17

The Library Leadership Team is very pleased to share the results of this year’s STAR Achievement and Spot award nominations. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process.

The STAR Achievement Awards were decided by a large committee which included 2 staff members from every department under the EVCP unit. Jim Munson and Lisa Leiva represented the Library (when necessary, committee members recused themselves from discussions).  The EVCP unit gave out a total of 12 Achievement Awards, 4 of which went to Library staff! Achievement Awards were designed to recognize extraordinary work over the past year.

STAR Achievement Awardees 

Jim Munson –  leadership and guidance of the Library as interim director

Iesha Nevels –  leadership in community building with underserved populations at ZSFG

Dylan Romero – building the Makers Lab into a vibrant and vital service

Stefan Topfstedt –  leadership of collaborations and community-building in UCSF’s IT community

Spot Awards

In recognition of going the extra mile, numerous Library staff members received Spot awards. These employees each brought their unique strengths and passions to their work, going above and beyond the requirements of their jobs to contribute to the work of the Library and UCSF. The contributions of these awardees covered a wide gamut: proactively improving challenging processes, stepping up to support new programs like Makers Lab and data science, contributing to staff wellness and community, lending expertise to colleague’s projects, building partnerships and community outside of UCSF.

Spot Award Recipients

Geoff Boushey
Alan Daniel
Michael Foster
Shauna Hannibal
Jason Hedrick
Jon Johnson
Lisa Leiva
Aira Lipson
David MacFarland
Naika McDonald
Gail Persily
Ned Raggett
Rachel Taketa
Rich Trott

The STAR recognition program will be offered again next year, giving us more opportunities to recognize the work of Library staff. The program is expected to resume in the fall, giving everyone lots of time to put together nominations throughout the year.