Awards Speak Volumes About Library Staff Expertise
Jun. 17, 2010
McDermott Library staff members Jennifer Gordon and Abdullah Daud have won the Ethel Ward-McLemore Awards for Library Excellence.
Gordon, a senior librarian and head of the Electronic Resources team, oversees 45,000 e-journals and more than 200 databases. A committee of her peers praised her creation of custom electronic models that have been effective in uses beyond her home department.
Daud is the digital librarian in the Operating Systems department. Known as the “Patient Magician,” his work is considered to be superior of that of many of the industry's technical models. The committee recognized that his results have produced outstanding benefits and improvements for all library departments.
The two accepted their awards from Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres, interim dean of libraries, at a recent banquet. The staff drew praise for its work overall by UT Dallas Executive Vice President and Provost Hobson Wildenthal.
The 2010 McLemore Awards committee consisted of Jach Ross, Carol Oshel, Tom Koch, Susie Kutchi and Mark Middaugh.
The late Ethel McLemore worked in geophysics and conducted research in the Geological Information Library from an office in McDermott Library. Impressed by the professionalism, knowledge and concern of the library staff, she created an endowment in 1989 for the awards presented in her name.
Dr. Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres (center), the interim dean of libraries, congratulates Jennifer Gordon and Abdullah Daud on their honors.
McLemore Award Honor Roll
1989 – Peggy Olsson, Pat Rudkin