Has a University Libraries’ employee done something that you feel is worthy of praise?
If so, give him or her a shout-out with a TopNotch Tiger award! This award will let
others know the merits and accomplishments of this person. All employees that demonstrate
at least one of the values of the University Libraries’ Mission are eligible for award:
student workers, graduate assistants, full- and part-time employees (please scroll
down for more information about the values of the University Libraries).
Nominations will carefully be considered by the University Libraries’ Recognition,
Awards, and Wellbeing Committee and awards announced thrice a year (on or about April
15th, August 1st, and December 1st).
Anyone reading this page is free to nominate a University Libraries’ employee!
I HEREBY NOMINATE THE FOLLOWING PERSON AS A TOPNOTCH TIGER.
I BELIEVE THAT THIS PERSON EXCELS WITH REGARD TO THE FOLLOWING VALUE OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES MISSION
Questions concerning the TopNotch Tiger Award may be sent directly to the chair of
the Recognition, Awards, and Wellbeing Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESCRIPTION OF VALUES
The University Libraries seeks excellence in providing assistance to all library users
while ensuring that access to information resources is provided in an open, receptive,
and courteous manner, with a commitment to freedom of information and equity of access.
The University Libraries strives to deliver effective user services, resources, and
programs, using the highest feasible standards of management, assessment, organization,
and delivery. We are simultaneously committed to the development of a knowledgeable,
versatile, and skilled faculty and staff.
The University Libraries affirms the principles of academic freedom and provides all
services, programs, and operations with honesty, openness, and accountability.
The University Libraries values and appreciates the differences, among our users,
our collections, and our faculty and staff. We endeavor to provide a climate of acceptance
and respect for all points of view and for all individuals, whether members of the
university community or the community-at-large, without regard to race, ethnicity,
gender, age, lifestyle choice, or physical abilities.
The University Libraries partners with the departments and colleges to provide resources
and services to support the academic programs of the University. We join with other
academic communities and libraries throughout Tennessee, the Mid-south region, and
the nation to enhance access to information resources beyond the University Campus.
The University Libraries identifies, investigates, evaluates, and implements new and
emerging methods for obtaining appropriate resources and providing relevant services
to meet known and/or anticipated user needs.