1982 Recipients of the Library Excellence Award
Don E. Carleton
Dr. Carleton has been head of the Barker Texas History Center since Dec. 1979. Prior to his appointment in the General Libraries, he was archivist and coordinator of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. He holds the Ph.D. in history from the University of Houston.
Among the accomplishments cited for Dr. Carleton's award are an extraordinary acquisition program and an imaginative exhibits and public outreach effort that has made the Barker Center "a revitalized locus for campus academic and cultural life and a better known resource to the citizens of the start," according to Mr. Billings.
The Barker Center director maintains a heavy speaking schedule and is a busy writer. An article by Dr. Carleton and Kate Adams of the Barker Center staff will appear in the Oct. 1982 special Centennial issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. It is titled " A Work Peculiarly Our Own: Origins of the Barker Texas History Center, 1883-1950." Dr. Carleton also is completing a book, " A Crisis of Rapid Change: The Red Scare in Houston, 1947-1955."
Hs. Hester is a reference specialist in the humanities and also serves a classics bibliographer. She holds the Master of Arts degree in English and the Master of Library Science degree from UT Austin. She was a cataloger for the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary library prior to joining the General Libraries Staff.
She has held numerous committee appointments in the General Libraries, was recently a delegate to the United Urban Council of Austin and has served as chief lay officer of University Presbyterian Church.
"Ms. Hester has been recognized as exceptional by everyone who associates with her-faculty, students and colleagues,"" Mr. Billings said. "While she has provided quality reference service to General Libraries users since 1965, her influence and contributions have also extended into virtually every other facet of library. She is fine professional who never stops learning."
"Mr. Rogers' work has always been noted for its quality," Mr. Billings commented, "and his ability to organize workflow and train new employees is really superb. The level of his responsibilities has consistently broadened during his career with the library, and areas reporting to him have typically enjoyed significant gains in direction, output and morale-a remarkable combination."
Mr. Rogers recently received formal commendation from the General Libraries professional personnel committee, a peer group, for his outstanding contributions to the library. A member of several groups, dedicated to Scandinavian studies, he is also the author of works dealing with Sir Awante Palm, a noted 19th Century Austin book collector and friend of the University.