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K-State Today

January 29, 2019

Retirement reception for engineering librarian Alice Trussell on Feb. 1

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

After 22 years with K-State Libraries, Alice Trussell, engineering librarian, will retire next week. The campus community is invited to attend a reception in her honor from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the Carl and Mary Ice Conference Room, 1139 Engineering Hall.

Trussell has been with K-State Libraries since 1997. She started as a science librarian working with geology and statistics, and was eventually appointed director of the Fiedler Engineering Library, a position she held through 2015 when that branch closed. She has a long history of service at K-State, serving as president of the K-State Libraries faculty and in multiple positions on the university's faculty senate and executive council.

In 2018, Trussell was the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education's prestigious Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award.

"Alice is an accomplished librarian and exemplary role model for current engineering librarians," her nominator said. "Her dedicated work ethic, collaborative experiences, and deep level of involvement on all levels of the professional librarian's spectrum — local, state, national, international — she is an inspiration to all of us."

Trussell has been an active participant in engineering librarianship within the American Society for Engineering Education and beyond, and she was extensively involved on committees while maintaining regular activity publishing and presenting.