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K-State Today

June 18, 2019

Kansas State University Libraries Magazine receives international CASE award

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

Magazine cover featuring firetruck in front of limestone building

On June 12, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE, announced the winners of its 2019 Circle of Excellence awards. Kansas State University Libraries Magazine received a gold award.

The council is an international association of educational institutions, primarily colleges and universities. Its Circle of Excellence Awards honor outstanding work in advancement, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing.

CASE received 2,856 entries by 611 members from 20 countries. The Libraries' magazine was among the 145 top entries recognized with a grand gold or gold designation.

"It's important that we communicate to our external audiences the ways in which our collections, buildings and faculty support students and advance K-State research," said Lori Goetsch, dean of K-State Libraries. "The CASE award is a testament to the magazine's value in engaging diverse audiences, which is increasingly important as the traditional role of the university library is rapidly evolving."

K-State Libraries Magazine gives friends, funders, students and alumni an inside look at library successes, stories and collections. It is produced biannually by the K-State Libraries office of communication and marketing.

The judges noted that the publication is "a wonderful approach to enhancing engagement" and clean and easy to read.

"We launched the magazine because we wanted a more proactive way to maintain our connection with K-State friends, alumni and the Libraries' supporters," said Darchelle Martin, public information officer. "In the wake of the Hale Library fire, that work has become even more critical. The Circle of Excellence Award is an exciting acknowledgment that what we've created is a high-quality publication that serves Kansas State University well."

Visit K-State Libraries' website to read the magazine online or sign up to receive future issues in the mail.