The University Library is delighted to congratulate Kerry Wu, winner of the 2012 Butler Award for Library Faculty Service. Professor Wu joined the Library in 2005 as the Reference and Instruction Librarian for Business and Economics.
“Kerry is an extremely talented and dedicated librarian who gets rave reviews from faculty and students in her liaison area at the School of Business Administration,” stated Interim University Librarian Lynn Chmelir. “A faculty member recently told me he thinks she must be `the best business librarian in the country’!”
Her library faculty colleagues who nominated her said, “[Kerry] has built a laudable reputation through her spirit of collaboration, her unflagging support of students, and her creation of learning objects and research tools for faculty and students that also that also demonstrably assist her colleagues in carrying out their reference and instruction responsibilities.”
Professor Emeritus Kenneth W. Butler and his wife Elsie W. Butler established a fund to recognize outstanding performance by a member of the Portland State University Library faculty each year. The award recognizes excellence of library service to students, faculty, and other patrons of the University Library. Professor Butler retired from the faculty of the Portland State University in 1987, after 33 years of dedicated service. During that time he helped guide the growth and development of the Library in a variety of roles, including two periods during which he was Acting Director. While both Professor Emeritus Butler and his wife have passed away, their daughters continue to support the award in their honor.