Eric Schares earns P&S Excellence Award

Apr 30, 2021

Eric Schares, engineering and collection analysis librarian, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Professional and Scientific Excellence Award. The honor, awarded to three people each year, recognizes staff members who have been employed by Iowa State University for more than five years and who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.

Schares has positively impacted library staff and the ISU community and during tough budget times is responsible for saving the library $87,000. He’s ensured library administration have had reliable data to make hard decisions with regard to $1 million in cuts in recent years.

He has been enterprising in order to navigate procedures to help provide new services and software needed by researchers on campus.

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