Cecelia Hutte, Associate Academic Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County, was recently notified of her selection as the UW-Barron County recipient of the 2013-2014 Arthur M. Kaplan Award.
UW Colleges Chancellor Raymond Cross notified Hutte that she was being honored with this award for showing unwavering commitment and dedication to the students, faculty, and staff of UW-BC by custom-tailoring library instruction to each specific class and for her approachable attitude that encourages student interaction and makes the library a warm and inviting place for anyone who walks through the doors; for educating students, staff and faculty by creating interactive educational displays and other enrichment programs housed in the library; for her involvement in search and screen committees, the development of the BAAS, creating web pages for the library, and taking care of the UW-BC Library Facebook page in addition to all of her regular duties; and for acting in The Vagina Monologues play produced in 2013 which raised money for the Barron County Domestic Abuse Program.
In a congratulatory letter to Hutte, UW Colleges/UW-Extension Chancellor Raymond Cross stated, “I take great pleasure in congratulating you on this honor and wish you continued success in your efforts to improve UW Colleges’ educational services. In the short time you have been at UW-Barron County, you have made a huge difference in the lives of many.”
According to Chancellor Cross, the Arthur M. Kaplan Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions made to education by UW Colleges faculty and academic staff. It pays tribute to the positive spirit that Provost/Vice Chancellor Emeritus Arthur M. Kaplan contributed to enhance education in the UW Colleges.
Hutte joined the UW-Barron County Library staff in January 2012. She has been working in public and academic libraries since 2005 and, according to Cecelia, she is passionate about intellectual freedom and information literacy. She earned her B.F.A. in drawing from UW-Eau Claire and M.L.S. in library and information studies from UW-Madison.
As the recipient of the Arthur M. Kaplan award, Hutte will receive a monetary stipend to use for professional development or equipment.