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WKU Libraries - Awards & Recognitions

Winners of  the “Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award” George Ella Lyon and Lynne Avril, author and illustrator of the book "The Pirate of Kindergarten" in the Kentucky RoomAt the annual KLA Conference, Jim (6th from left) and Darlene (7th from left) Johnson were awarded the prestigious William H. Natcher Award for their contributions to WKU Libraries and the Warren County Public Library.Recipients of the 2002 WKU Faculty Awards Nancy Richey (2nd left) and Haiwang Yuan (1st right) Recipients of the Undergraduate Research Award WKU students Polly Cowan, Chelsea Pitts, and Steven Fioretti at the award reception in Helm LibraryRecipients of the Undergraduate Research Award Christina Costa  and Dominique Dillard in Helm Library

Winners of the “Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award” George Ella Lyon and Lynne Avril, author and illustrator of the book "The Pirate of Kindergarten" in the Kentucky Room

At the annual KLA Conference, Jim (6th from left) and Darlene (7th from left) Johnson were awarded the prestigious William H. Natcher Award for their contributions to WKU Libraries and the Warren County Public Library.

Recipients of the 2002 WKU Faculty Awards Nancy Richey (2nd left) and Haiwang Yuan (1st right)

Recipients of the Undergraduate Research Award WKU students Polly Cowan, Chelsea Pitts, and Steven Fioretti at the award reception in Helm Library

Recipients of the Undergraduate Research Award Christina Costa and Dominique Dillard in Helm Library

Every year, the WKU Libraries commend their employees and student assistants for their outstanding performance with the Margie Helm Award and periodically confer the Sara Tyler Award to a member of the faculty for outstanding dedicated service in the field of librarianship.

Libraries' faculty and staff often receive awards from the college, the University, and professional associations they are affiliated with and institutions they make contributions to in the region and the country.

The WKU Libraries has also established The Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award for books written/illustrated by Kentucky authors or with Kentucky themes.

As the result of the collaborative effort between WKU Libraries and University Experience, a Best Career Essay Award and a Best Annotated Bibliography Award have recently been established for undergraduate students.

 Last Modified 7/29/14