Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery - Staff Wiki


Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery - Faculty & Staff Awards

We are proud of our award-winning employees! This page includes awards and recognitions they've received over the years, with an emphasis on UMBC awards.

UMBC Provost's Library Faculty Award

Awarded every two years to a member of the AOK Library & Gallery faculty with permanent status who has made significant contributions to the Library and the University through service, teaching/librarianship, and research, sustained leadership and performance, and working above and beyond assigned responsibilities.

  • 2021 - Lindsey Loeper, Special Collections

  • 2019 - Joanna Gadsby, Reference

UMBC Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards

  • 2021 - Kathy Chetelat, Interlibrary Loan, Karen L. Wensch Endowment Award for Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff

    • This award was established to recognize outstanding non-exempt staff in one or more of the following areas:  fully engaged with the UMBC community; dedicated to UMBC; routine performance above and beyond the requirements of the position; extraordinary customer service; personal commitment and persistence in the work; excellent problem-solving skills; high professional standards; community involvement off campus; and advocate for non-exempt staff at UMBC.

Other UMBC Awards

  • 2021 - Vicki Sipe, Technical Services, Lavender Legacy Award, Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging (i3b)

    • The Lavender Legacy Award is awarded to a past or current LGBTQ+-identified UMBC community member who has left a timeless impact on the UMBC LGBTQ+ community and who have been part of the UMBC community for at least three years. This person has gone above and beyond by demonstrating leadership in the LGBTQ+ community through demonstrating courage, compassion, partnership, and/or common courtesy. This award may go to anyone who's priceless contribution to UMBC's LGBTQ+ community echoes the celebration of diversity for which our institution is known.



  • 2019 - Beck Hertl, Reference, LGBTQ+ Advocate of the Year, Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging (i3b)

    • The recipient of the LGBTQ+ Advocate of the Year Award is someone who consistently shows a dedication to serving LGBTQ+ people at UMBC or in the greater LGBTQ+ community through their activism, research, or civic engagement. This person recognizes the challenges unique to many LGBTQ+ people and seeks to contribute to LGBTQ+ communities facing these challenges through their service. The person’s passion for service is evident to all those who surround them.




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