The Marydean Martin Library is Nevada’s First Academic Library to Win This Award
HENDERSON – Nevada State College’s Marydean Martin Library has been recognized as a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
Nevada State College is the first Hispanic Serving Institution to win the college category of ACRL’s Academic Libraries Award. Additionally, it is the only academic library in the state of Nevada to be honored with the award. Marydean Martin Library’s dedication to affordable textbooks and digital transformation at Nevada State College were key factors that impressed ACRL’s committee and established them as recipients in the college category.
“The Marydean Martin Library staff continually makes a positive impact across campus through developing strong relationships with faculty and student government,” said Cheryl Middleton, chair of the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee and associate university librarian for research and scholarly communication at Oregon State University. “Librarians are embedded in the campus curriculum and contribute to retention and graduation rates of a historically underrepresented population.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Nathaniel King, director of library services at Nevada State College. “Our library team is an exceptionally talented group. They are leaders in seeking creative ways to impact the academic success of our students.”
The ACRL will award each recipient with $3,000 and a plaque that will be presented at an award ceremony held on each recipient’s campus. Additional information regarding the award is available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/awardwinners/winners.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely underserved student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is the second-fastest-growing college in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 5,500 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 10,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.