MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan UniversityÂ’s Lydia M. Olson Library was selected a runner-up for the stateÂ’s top library award.

    The Library of Michigan Foundation awarded the 2002 State LibrarianÂ’s Excellence Award to the Genessee District Library while Fremont District Library and the Olson Library were awarded citations of excellence as the runners-up.

    Ã‚“These libraries exemplify the kind of outstanding customer service that makes libraries such a vital part of their communities,” said State Librarian Christie Pearson Brandau.

    The selection panel praised the library staff and cited its unique role in the implementation and on-going support of NorthernÂ’s technology initiative. “The library and its librarians assumed the leadership in a new initiative, which certainly is not a traditional library function," according to the selection committeeÂ’s nomination review.

    Ã‚“WeÂ’re honored to be recognized,” said Darlene Pierce, dean of Academic Information Services. “People of the NMU community and Marquette area know the Olson Library staff is top-notch, but itÂ’s extremely gratifying when your colleagues cite you as being among the best in the state.”

Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications