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Library Director Nina Warren honored with SUNY Chancellor's Award

August 25, 2014

Library director Nina Warren is one of the seven members of the Genesee Community College staff team to have been recognized by State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher for outstanding contributions to their profession, the campus and the community. The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence is given in recognition of consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Congratulations, Nina!

From the college's press release: 

"Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Nina Warren, Director of Library Services – A native of Woodstock, NY Nina earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from St. Lawrence University. After six years of success in large and small business settings, she attended graduate school to pursue an academic career earning an English Teaching Certificate for grades 7-12 from SUNY New Paltz and a Master of Library Science Degree from Syracuse University in 1992. She started at GCC as an intern in 1991 and joined the College full-time in 1993, as reference and off-campus services librarian and instructor. During her 22 years at GCC she has consistently and successfully taken on additional responsibilities that have earned her accolades including a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 1996 as well as the GCC President’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2007, she was selected for the newly revised position of director of Library Services. Nina has offered her knowledge and time to many other College committees including Administrative Assessment, Strategic Plan, Middle States Accreditation Review, and Academic Senate. She has served on numerous screening committees and organized two library exhibits as part of the College’s Civil War Initiative. In addition, she coordinates the Tale @ GCC committee, part of A Tale for Three Counties community reading project. She has also strived to stay current with changing trends in library services. In 2013 she was part of the inaugural cohort of the Library Leadership in a Digital Age Institute at The Harvard Graduate School of Education. Nina resides in Churchville, but travels often and widely. She’s visited 36 U.S. states and 27 countries."

This is Nina's second Chancellor's Award.  She received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 1996.

Pictured, from left to right: Kathleen M. Klaiber, Nina T. Warren, Norman R. Gayford, Judith M. Littlejohn, Amy V. Conley, Valerie A. Hale, Garth P. Swanson

Pictured, from left to right: Kathleen M. Klaiber, Nina T. Warren, Norman R. Gayford, Judith M. Littlejohn, Amy V. Conley, Valerie A. Hale, Garth P. Swanson

 

More information about this year's Chancellor's Award recipients