Dr. Leora Waldner, associate dean for strategic innovation in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, received Troy University’s Book Token Award for the support she has demonstrated for the University’s libraries.
The award recognizes faculty who provide service to and support of Troy University Libraries, according to Dr. Chris Shaffer, dean of libraries. The award had been presented periodically in the past but was reinstated as an annual award last year.
Shaffer presented the award during a ceremony on the Troy Campus on Thursday.
“Dr. Waldner is very involved with our libraries, and regularly looks for ways to engage students,” Shaffer said. “She created a series of short videos to teach students how to use the library. I was in China earlier this year, and I shared with the university library about the videos. They were so impressed that they asked for copies so they could try to recreate them. She serves on our Library Advisory Board and is the source of wonderful ideas.”
Waldner, who works at the University’s Atlanta Support Center, said she was honored to receive the award.
“This award is a big honor, but the bigger honor is having the opportunity to work with all the wonderful library staff,” Waldner said. “Thank you for helping our students succeed, and more importantly than that, equipping our students to learn.”
The Troy University Libraries help the University fulfill its mission by providing access to information resources in multiple formats and through expert reference assistance. The Troy University Libraries are committed to building collections that support classroom instruction and help prepare TROY students to meet future opportunities and challenges. Physical libraries are located on the University’s Dothan, Montgomery and Troy campuses and also offer access to more than 200 databases and additional digital collections online.