Nevada State College’s Marydean Martin Library has been recognized as a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
Nevada State College is the first Hispanic Serving Institute to win the college category of ACRL’s Academic Libraries Award. Additionally, it is the only academic library in the state of Nevada to be honored by the ACRL. Marydean Martin Library’s dedication to affordable textbooks and robust digital catalogs at Nevada State College were key factors that impressed ACRL’s committee and established them as recipients in the college category.
“The Marydean Martin Library staff continually makes a positive impact across campus through developing strong relationships with faculty and student government,” said Cheryl Middleton, chair of the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee and associate university librarian for research and scholarly communication at Oregon State University. ”Librarians are embedded in the campus curriculum and contribute to retention and graduation rates of a historically underrepresented population.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Nathaniel King, director of library services at Nevada State College. “Our library team is an exceptionally talented group, and they are leaders in seeking creative ways to impact the academic success of our students.”
The ACRL will award each recipient with $3,000 and a plaque that will be presented at an award ceremony held on each recipient’s campus. Additional information regarding the award is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/awardwinners/winners.