Two at University Libraries honored for outstanding contributions

By Staff

The University of Colorado at Boulder University Libraries recently named two winners of annual awards.



Eugene Hayworth was awarded the CU-Boulder Libraries 2010 Ralph E. Ellsworth Award for Excellence in Librarianship. Established by the University Libraries in 1990 to honor the former library director, the Ellsworth Award recognizes a library faculty member for outstanding contributions to the library, the university and the library profession, and includes a $1,000 award.

Hayworth joined the Libraries' faculty in 2002 as assistant professor in the business library and was awarded tenure and appointed associate professor in 2009. Hayworth also was appointed faculty director of the William M. White Business Library in 2009.

He serves on numerous library committees and is an active member of the American Library Association. He has published and presented extensively in business librarianship and is a developer of the highly successful BELL (Business Ethics Links Library) database.

Hayworth's scholarship on Coleman Dowell includes the 2007 Dalkey Archive Press monograph, "Fever Vision." Hayworth is now teaching a business librarianship course at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science of Humboldt Universität as the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Lecturing/Research scholarship.



Leanne Kunkle Walther of the Government Information Library on the Boulder campus was awarded the University Libraries 2010 Martha and Marie Campbell Staff Recognition Award. A $1,000 prize presented annually, it honors a library staff member who has made outstanding contributions to the libraries.

Walther was recognized for 19 years of exceptional reference work, her knowledge of databases, skill as an instructor and presenter, and processing of special project gifts. Formerly a staff member in the CU law library for 15 years, her skill with complex legal questions and persistence in finding answers were noted by nominators. The letters written in support of her were lavish in their praise: "thorough," "persistent," "completely dedicated," "collegial by nature," a "jewel in our collection" – even "our secret weapon."