Associate Librarian Jim Martin receives Lois Olsrud Faculty Excellence Award

Associate Librarian Jim Martin receives Lois Olsrud Faculty Excellence Award

June 20, 2018

From left to right: Thomas Fleming, Astronomer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory; Lois Olsrud; Leslie Sult, Librarian; Jim Martin, Associate Librarian; Niamh Wallace, Assistant Librarian; Sandra Kramer, Assistant Director, Research & Learning

Congratulations to Associate Librarian Jim Martin, recipient of the 2018 Lois Olsrud Faculty Excellence Award. This award is named after Lois Olsrud, a librarian who worked at the Libraries from 1966 to 1996. It recognizes sustained excellence in service and collaboration with faculty, students, and researchers.

Jim has distinguished himself with his work as a liaison librarian for the College of Optical Sciences and the following departments in the College of Science: Astronomy, Computer Science, Geosciences, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and Mathematics. One faculty member expressed that Jim has proven to be “invaluable to their program” through “his professionalism, competence and willingness to support us in our teaching mission.”

One of Jim's colleagues mentioned that his work has “raised the profile of librarians ready to provide assistance with searching the scientific literature.” Jim is also known for having an unrivaled work ethic, is widely respected for his ability to consistently deliver timely and relevant information, and has developed strong relationships across campus.