The University of Houston Libraries was a multiple award winner at the Annual Conference of the Texas Library Association last week.
Dana Rooks, Dean of Libraries, was awarded the 2009 TLA Distinguished Service Award. Dean Rooks is a former TLA president and winner of the 1997 Librarian of the Year award for her work on TexShare, a cooperative program that enables the sharing of resources among academic, special and public libraries.
The UH Libraries also received two Branding Iron Awards for marketing, including the Best in Show Award for Student Video Network-produced library commercials. The Demco Award, another marketing prize, also honored the commercials.
Finally, a team of library employees won the annual Book Cart Drill Team competition. The employees, including Dean Rooks, performed a dance routine titled “Materials Girl” with book carts. The team may now advance to the national competition at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association.
The commercials and Book Cart Drill Team competition may all be viewed at YouTube: