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Ruth Bryan Receives Willis Award for Outstanding University of Kentucky Libraries Faculty

15 May 2024 10:39 AM | Anonymous

University of Kentucky Libraries is proud to recognize exemplary faculty member Ruth Bryan as the recipient of the 2024 Paul A. Willis Outstanding Faculty Award.

Named for long-time UK Libraries director Paul A. Willis, the Willis Award is given annually to a UK Libraries faculty member who stands out among their colleagues through outstanding achievements in their primary assignment and exemplary leadership, creativity and spirit of service. Faculty members are nominated by their colleagues and selected by the UK Libraries National Advisory Board.

“An immensely talented archivist, Ruth has played an essential role during her tenure at UK Libraries,” said Doug Way, dean of UK Libraries. “Ruth has not only helped to preserve the University’s history, but has ensured that it will remain accessible for generations to come. I am so pleased that her efforts and impact are being recognized with this honor.” 

A certified archivist, Bryan serves as university archivist at the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), where she has worked since 2011. She leads donor relations, archival appraisal, collection management and public services and outreach for University of Kentucky records and related collections.

As the state-authorized Records Officer for UK, Bryan manages the retention and destruction of all university records. She also serves on the leadership teams for the SCRC and the Libraries’ Research & Discovery Division.

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