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FSU Libraries honors Librarian of the Year at Annual Staff Recognition Reception

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Krystal Thomas receiving the 2017 Fred L. Standley Award

Associate Librarian and Digital Archivist Krystal Thomas (right) receiving the 2017 Fred L. Standley Award from Mrs. Jayne Standley. (Photo: Jim Elliott)

FSU Libraries honored library faculty and staff this week at the University Libraries’ Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception, held in the Heritage Museum at Dodd Hall. Twenty awards were presented, ranging from the Fred Standley Award for outstanding accomplishments in librarianship to the “Duct Tape Award” given to the staff member who can fix any issue that arises, no matter the obstacles.

Six graduate assistants also received the Pepke Prize, which provides a gift to acknowledge their contributions to the Libraries.

Associate Librarian and Digital Archivist Krystal Thomas was awarded the 2017 Fred Standley Award which recognizes a librarian who has made extraordinary contributions to FSU through expertise, diligent effort, notable accomplishments, and exemplary teamwork. Krystal came to FSU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Division in 2012 and has excelled in her responsibilities including supervising and coordinating work of the Digital Library Center – helping to increase the libraries ability to digitize more materials and provide access to researchers.

In addition to her exemplary work for FSU Libraries and the FSU community, Krystal has made significant contributions to state and national library organizations. She has also willingly mentored student employees, graduate assistants, faculty partners, and library colleagues. Krystal tackles every aspect of her work with humor, kindness, and humility.

FSU Libraries are very proud of Krystal Thomas and all of the library faculty and staff who were honored this week:

Bremen Hill – Duct Tape Award

Michelle Demeter – Most Knowledgeable Award

Reggie Jones – Extra Mile Award

Lindsay Wharton – Ambassador Award

Elizabeth Richey and Brew Schoonover – Team Player Award

Scholars Commons – Team Award

Hannah Davis and Robert Evans – Silent Service Award

Jeff Phillips – Friend of the Student Award

Devin Soper – Friend of the Faculty Award

Yue Li – Collegiality Award

Valencia Hines – Survivor Award

Mohamed Berray – Dean’s Award

For more information about these awards or award winners, please contact Devin Galetta at

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