NEWPORT, R.I. – Olga Verbeek, associate director for collections and research services at McKillop Library, has received the New England Technical Services Librarians Award for Excellence in Technical Services.
The NETSL Award, presented by the New England Library Association, recognizes and honors significant contributions to the field of library technical services.
Verbeek was cited by the NETSL executive board for her 13 years of dedicated service in technical services, systems and research and instructional services at Salve Regina. She was also recognized for her work in education and continuing development of professional librarians at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Science.
The executive board praised “her longstanding commitment to local library organizations, especially ACRL/NEC-ITIG and the HELIN Consortium, and numerous publications and presentations; for her infectious enthusiasm, big picture vision and can do attitude toward change; for being a bridge between library and IT services, making both stronger as a result; for her outstanding management and intuitive mentoring and coaching of her staff, making her a highly respected by all who work with her; and for her focus on user services through continual reinvention of the technical services workflow.”
A certificate including an inscription recognizing Verbeek’s special contribution to the field of technical services librarianship was presented during the Annual NETSL Spring Conference at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., on April 8.