Chances are, if you’re a student attending Augustana Campus, you know Nancy Goebel. The Head Librarian’s bright, cheery nature and helpful attitude has been the saving grace of many students in the last few hours before a paper is due or in late-night study panics.
If you’re faculty or staff, you know Nancy. She is the one who introduced Information Literacy – plus its associated for-credit coursework and annual conference – to campus. Nancy organized Coins for Kenya to raise funds for a rural African library, and shepherds the annual candlelit vigil against violence to women in her role as a campus human rights advocate.
If you’re a community member – whether you’re alumni, from Camrose, Alberta’s libraries, or an attendee of any number of conferences where our Head Librarian has presented – then you know Nancy. She is the determined, ingenious and memorable voice of Human Libraries, Pet Therapy, post-secondary library skill sharing and an international resource for information literacy.
Any list of what Nancy has contributed to Augustana Campus is incomplete, because nobody can remember them all – least of all Nancy herself. However, her generosity of spirit and simple refusal to slow down were recognized by the Augustana Campus 2013 Murray Lauber Award for Distinguished Service. The award was established to recognize outstanding citizenship and exemplary contributions to the overall life of the campus by a faculty or staff member.
Sincere congratulations to Nancy: Augustana is fortunate to have people like her.