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Awards / Honors

Culbertson receives Faculty Award for Excellence

May 2, 2014

CSU Libraries associate professor Mike Culbertson is the recipient of the 2014 Colorado State University Libraries Faculty Award for Excellence.

This award recognizes a member of the Libraries faculty for outstanding contributions to the Libraries, to the University, and/or to the library profession.

Recognized for excellence

Professor Culbertson is being recognized for his skill as an engineering librarian who has cultivated a first-class collection of science and engineering resources. Library colleagues value his quiet confidence and subject knowledge.

Professor Culbertson joined the libraries in 1989 and has been a liaison librarian for the areas of engineering, technology, atmospheric science, and construction management. He has also served as government documents librarian since 2010. Duties have involved providing reference service, selecting library materials for purchase, and teaching courses and workshops.

For years, Professor Culbertson has been committed to implementing technology applications to better serve CSU students and faculty. He embraced virtual reference services when they were new and strongly advocated for full-text reference databases to enhance online access to engineering journals.

In the government documents realm, he has facilitated receipt of electronic formats instead of paper. This not only improves access for researchers, but also saves library shelf space. He is also the person to thank for starting CSU civil engineering reports and atmospheric science “blue books” on the road to global electronic access.

These achievements and many more have made CSU a better place for engineering research and education. Professor Culbertson deserves recognition for excellence as CSU’s engineering librarian for 25 years.
 


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