Two librarians among select few to receive Iowa State’s most prestigious faculty and staff awards

Congratulations to Rano Marupova, Instructional Design librarian, and Abbey Elder, Open Access & Scholarly Communication librarian, for receiving the Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Excellence Award and Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award, respectively. Marupova and Elder are pictured with Interim Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance Pam Cain and President Wendy Wintersteen.

Each year, Iowa State recognizes the excellence of staff accomplishments through the conferring of university awards. These awards celebrate those who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, discovery, and engagement – the cornerstones of Iowa State’s land-grant mission.

Marupova was honored for developing a LibGuide LTI application, which resulted in an enhanced student experience and customizable resources for instructors across campus. She was also the driving force behind the intricate technological components of Library 160 – which enrolls approximately 8,000 students annually.

Elder was honored for her trailblazing work with Open Access and Open Educational Resources. She played an instrumental role in establishing a grant to support the creation of Open Educational Resources on campus; and last fall, Elder’s efforts and activities resulted in saving Iowa State students more than $71,000.

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Photos: Christopher Gannon, University Photographer