1989 Recipients of the Library Excellence Award

Susan Ardis and Suzanne Marshall

Susan Ardis, Head Librarian
Engineering Library

"Susan had been a dynamic and innovative leader in the development of the Engineering Library over the past ten years," Mr. Billings comments. "She has made significant contributions to developing the collections, adding new services, pioneering a graduate student library is reuse instruction seminar, and otherwise insuring that the Engineering Library is responsive to the needs of faculty and students."

Before coming to the University in October 1979, Ms. Ardis was Head of Reference and Periodicals at the Resources Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for several years. She received her Bachelor's degree in history and Master's degree in library science from the University Michigan.

Suzanne Marshall, Head Librarian
Circulation Services Department

"Suzanne does an exceptional job in a difficult and demanding position, "Mr. Billings says. "She is thoroughly committed to library service objectives, and manages and interprets a complex system for a very large and varied constituency. She achieves effective results a

Whether working as an administrator with staff, as a colleague in leading committee deliberations, or individually in representing the library to the user community."

Ms. Marshall worked for the Houston Public Library for several years prior to coming to the University in April 1982, at which time she assumed the duties of information and systems librarian with the General Libraries. She was promoted to head of circulation Services in February 1987. Ms. Marshall received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from St. Louis University, a Master of Arts degree in English and American literature from Cornell University, and a Master Library Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin.