Instruction librarian wins statewide college teaching award
Congratulations to Eileen Stec, Instruction and Outreach Librarian in the Rutgers University
Libraries, who received the 2007 Teaching Award from the New Jersey State Conference of the
American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Stec received the award at the NJ
AAUP's annual conference on April 20th, in New Brunswick.
An announcement of the award in the NJ AAUP newsletter overflowed with praise for Stec,
noting that: "non-traditionally aged students appreciate Eileen's ability to reduce the
anxiety and embarrassment associated with introduction to the contemporary academic library;
graduate student interns emphasize Eileen's influence as a teaching role model; instructional
faculty offer commendations of an engaging, accessible teacher able to clarify and enrich
student learning; (and) faculty librarians underscore Stec's impact observable in the
heightened quality of student research and critical thinking skills."
The announcement also commends Stec for her cutting edge scholarship and professional
practice, both focused on efforts to create collaborations that fully integrate libraries
within the teaching and learning activities of the university.
The Rutgers University Libraries take great pride in seeing Eileen's impressive
accomplishments recognized. We are grateful for her exemplary service to the Libraries and to
the profession of librarianship.