Congratulations to Geophysical Laboratory/DTM Librarian, Shaun Hardy, who was just selected to receive the 2016 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS)! The GSIS is an international professional organization devoted to improving the exchange of information in the geosciences through cooperation among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals. Shaun will be presented the award at the 2016 Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.
Shaun is highly regarded in GSIS for his willingness to step in when help is needed. Letters in support of his nomination emphasized his supportive and collegial nature. One letter said, "He is the epitome of the engaged professional--serving the GSIS as an officer and committee member, the broader geoscience community via his service on the GeoRef Advisory Board, and sharing his expertise with his colleagues in an upbeat, always supportive manner." Another letter stated, "His service to GSIS and other professional societies, his outstanding work at Carnegie, his publication record, and his support of individuals in the profession are all notable."
The Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award was established in 2005 through the generous support of Ms. Ansari, Director Emerita for Branch Libraries and Administrative Services at the University of Nevada-Reno and President of the Geoscience Information Society in 1990.
Shaun will be presented the award at the 2016 Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.