Support Staff of the Year Award

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of support staff to K-State Libraries. One recipient each year is honored with a plaque of recognition and a monetary award sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries.


The Support Staff of the Year award is available to any university support staff member who has completed at least 1 year of service at K-State Libraries and has no unsatisfactory ratings in any category on their last performance review. Award recipients are not eligible for the award more than once every 5 years.



University support staff may be nominated based on the following areas. Criteria are based on the K-State University Support Staff Award for Excellence.


2023 winner

Cindy Von Elling, library asssitant III

“Cindy has helped my student in our biology class find library resources and documents online. Her kindness and attention to detail have allowed my students to succeed.”


Previous winners