Kim Davies Hoffman, who began working as a reference and instruction librarian here at Milne Library in 1999, has been awarded the 2007 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship. In addition to impressive work in all areas of librarianship including one-on-one reference service, Davies Hoffman has done her best work in the area of library instruction. She has developed superb instruction methods, continually experimenting to respond to changing classroom environments, changing information technology, and changing student populations. Davies Hoffman has made a name for herself in the library world and has raised the reputation of Geneseo and our library, but more importantly, she skillfully guides SUNY Geneseo students so that they critically examine information sources and become aware of their own growth as critical thinkers.
Dr. Ellen Kintz, a professor in the Anthropology department with whom Davies Hoffman has collaborated extensively, nominated her.
Sue Ann Brainard, reference and instruction librarian, also nominated Ms. Hoffman for the award, and other librarians, faculty, and students wrote in support of her nomination.
Nominees for the award need to meet several criteria:
- Skill in librarianship
- Service to SUNY Geneseo
- Service to the profession
- Scholarship and professional growth
Kim’s contributions to the field include her work with professors to integrate library instruction into their courses, teaching and writing.
Congratulations to Kim for earning this prestigious award!