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Source: Jenny McCraw Dale, 785-532-7442,
News release prepared by: Donna Ekart, 785-532-7452,


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Marcia Stockham, associate professor, education librarian and chair of social sciences and humanities at K-State Libraries, is the recipient of the fifth annual Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Library Faculty Award.

The award, which includes a listing on a permanent plaque in Hale Library and a $1,000 gift from The Friends of the K-State Libraries, will be presented to Stockham at the annual meeting of the group Wednesday, May 20.

"Marcia is very deserving of this award. She is a consummate library professional who takes on new challenges and sets high expectations for herself," said Lori Goetsch, dean of K-State Libraries.

Stockham, who was selected from a record pool of 12 nominees, is being honored for outstanding service, scholarship and leadership at K-State Libraries, K-State and in the library science profession. She also is being recognized for her dedication to the K-State College of Education as education librarian.

Stockham has published and presented at the national level, assumed leadership roles at the state level, and remains active in national professional organizations. Her current areas of interest include research on mentoring and working with K-State distance learning students. She received her bachelor's degree from K-State, and a master's in library science from the University of Missouri.

The Hobrock Award was established in 2004 by the Friends of the K-State Libraries to honor Brice Hobrock, a former dean of the libraries. The award recognizes outstanding librarianship and superior accomplishments among the libraries' faculty. Jenny McCraw Dale, assistant professor and instructional design librarian, was chair of this year's award committee.