1983 Recipients of the Library Excellence Award

Joe Anne Hawkins and R Bruce Miller

Jo Anne Hawkins

Ms. Hawkins, head librarian of the Circulation Services Department in the Perry-Castaneda Library, has been a member of the General Libraries staff since 1967. She served as a reference librarian and head of Inter-library Services before assuming her current duties. She holds a B.S. in art and a master 's degree in library science, both from UT Austin.

Accomplishments cited for Ms. Hawkins' award include outstanding execution of her assigned job responsibilities, as well as a willingness to accept additional duties and to handle special projects.

"Ms. Hawkins is an outstanding manager who gets huge amounts of work done, handles problem after problem and always comes up smiling," Mr. Billings said

Responsible for circulation services coordination throughput the General Libraries, Ms. Hawkins recently helped put in place a new interactive circulation system, which is being extended throughout the campus. She has served at both local and state levels as an officer of the Texas Association of College Teachers, as well as being a member and officer of numerous library committees. She is enrolled in the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

R. Bruce Miller

Mr. Miller, a General Libraries employee since 1973, began his work at UT as a library assistant in the Humanities Research Center's cataloging department. He then moved to become assistant head of the automated cataloging department. Since 1979, he has been special assistant in the Automation and Information Systems Planning Division of the General Libraries. He holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and mathematics from UT Arlington and a master's degree in library science from UT Austin. He has done graduate study in Russian language and literature and in library and information science.

"Bruce is one of the chief architects of this library's automation age," Mr. Billing said. "He is nationally recognized as a librarian who has combined that professional background with the newer ideas and technologies of information systems planning. Everything he does is marked by thoroughness, intelligence and quality."

Mr. Miller's work on library cataloging authority control has been cited in national publications, and he has been an invited speaker on the theory of access to library materials at a number of national conferences and workshops. He is one of 17 librarians chosen by the Association of Research Libraries to participate in the 1982-83 class of its Office of Management Studies academic library-consulting program.