Persson and Forys recognized with Benton Award, Oct 5

Earlier this spring, Dottie Persson, Psychology/Education Liaison, and John Forys, Head, Engineering Library, were named as the 2010 recipients of the Arthur Benton Excellence in Reference Services Professional Development Award.

Please join us at a reception honoring Dottie and John:

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
North Exhibition Hall, Main Library

The Benton Award is awarded biennially to a professional staff member from the University of Iowa Libraries who has demonstrated outstanding commitment in providing reference services for the UI community. The $1,000 award will support the winner’s professional development activities related to the advancement of reference services and may be used to pay for attendance at conferences or workshops in that field.  Faculty members from the College of Engineering nominated John; and Dottie was nominated by faculty from the College of Education.

A brief program beginning around 3:45 will include the presentation of plaques. Light refreshments will be served.