Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
Today's Hours: 7:30am - 12:00am
Kay Christensen, Cataloger/Government Documents librarian at Augustana College (Sioux Falls), has been named the 2012 South Dakota Library Association’s Librarian of the Year.
The award recognizes a member of the SD Library Association who has made an outstanding contribution to affect and improve library service in a SD community, school or university/college.
Christensen's service to the South Dakota library community includes her terms as the 2009-10 SD Library Association president as well as chair of the Academic/ Health/Special section of the Association. Known for her "enormous capacity for empathy" Kay has a passion for providing excellent library service. For nearly eighteen years she has strengthened Augustana's Mikkelsen Library by identifying new ways of doing things to save time, resources, or frustration. Where others might identify challenges, she works tirelessly to discover solutions. The libraries, librarians and the users SDLA serves are all beneficiaries of Christensen's "tremendous commitment" to the library profession.