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In 2006, the library’s Employee Recognition committee designed a comprehensive recognition program that combines recognition for small acts as well as larger projects. The cornerstone of this program is the Dedicated Deacon. Through a simple web form, library faculty and staff can easily nominate colleagues who go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. Each person who is recognized gets a copy of their recognition and one is randomly drawn from the pool of Dedicated Deacons to be recognized publicly at the monthly staff meeting. All …

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In 2005, librarians’ salaries at ZSR were 25% lower than the median level of their peers according to national salary surveys. The then library director (now Dean) Lynn Sutton spearheaded a major initiative that included compensation and classification reviews, revised job descriptions, and advocacy within the University to raise the wages for both exempt and non-exempt workers. A five year plan was approved to bring all employees to the median level. Thanks to Dr. Sutton’s efforts, the plan actually was completed 2 years ahead of schedule, in 2008. This work …