Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award

The Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award was established by the Friends of K-State Libraries to honor Dean Emeritus Hobrock upon his retirement in 2004. Annually, the award recognizes outstanding librarianship and superior accomplishments among the K-State Libraries faculty.

Nominees are evaluated based on their professional activities during the last two years. One recipient is honored with a plaque of recognition and an award of $1,000 sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries.

The deadline for nominations is January 10, 2022.

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Guidelines and eligibility

The Hobrock Award is available to tenured and pre-tenured faculty holding a minimum 0.5 appointment at K-State Libraries at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor.

Nominees must have held a minimum 2-year continuous appointment in the Libraries. The award evaluates a nominee's professional activities within the last two years. Award recipients are not eligible for the award more than once every five years. The dean and associate deans are not eligible to receive the award.

2021 Winner

Ryan Leimkuehler, university records manager

One of Leimkuehler's nominators said, "Ryan's ability to adapt to changing conditions and still maintain a positive and productive work ethic was reflected in his response to the Hale Library fire when many previously analog operations needed to transition to an electronic/digital domain. His passion for tackling tough records issues helps ensure that many voices across campus are heard."


Previous winners