Glenn McEvoy Earns Library Faculty Award
By Allie Jeppson
The Merrill-Cazier library has recognized Dr. Glenn McEvoy for his contributions to the library with the Library Faculty Award, a recognition earned by only one faculty member each year.
Dean of Libraries, Richard Clement, presents the Library Faculty Award to Management Professor Glenn McEvoy.
Dr. McEvoy, a management professor, said he was surprised at the award but felt honored to receive it.
“I’m a huge fan of the library,” he said, noting that he has worked with library faculty and staff for a number of years on various things.
Library Associate Dean for Public Services John Elsweiler, said that Dr. McEvoy was recognized for a couple of specific reasons.
The first was for the work he did in helping with the library’s strategic planning about eight years ago, Mr. Elsweiler said.
“He was our consultant and worked us through that whole process,” he said. “Our mission statement was put together through his efforts.”
“(The library) informed me when I won this award that the results of that strategic planning process are still driving what they do,” Dr. McEvoy said. “I think that’s pretty impressive because most strategic plans get put on the shelf.”
Secondly, Mr. Elsweiler said that Dr. McEvoy was given the award for more recent work that he did in helping to pass the university’s Open Access Policy as faculty senate president.
“We shepherded through a pretty dramatic change,” Dr. McEvoy said.
The Open Access Policy made it so students and faculty can access published research without subscribing to each journal, Dr. McEvoy added.
Mr. Elsweiler also noted that Dr. McEvoy has always been an ally and friend to the library.
“Glenn is somebody who is a very strong advocate for the university and is someone who has spent his years making sure that the university is well represented and supported,” Mr. Elsweiler said. “The Huntsman School of Business is well represented.”