Hodges University’s Carolynn Volz has been named the Florida Library Association’s 2013 Librarian of the Year. Volz, Special Projects Librarian at Hodges University, was nominated in part for her efforts in the project that saw the expansion of the library at the Fort Myers campus. This project saw the size of the library more than double, with several study rooms added, at her suggestion, and state-of-the-art technologies employed which now give students an exciting, vibrant center conducive for world-class study and research.
“As an institution that caters to adult learners, Carolynn has been an invaluable resource helping students adjust to today’s library and the ‘new’ classroom after having been away from the learning experience for many years,” said Hodges President Terry P. McMahan.
“For a good number of our students, it can be difficult to acclimate back to the academic world, but Carolynn has been an incredible assistant to them, one that many students have looked for and have appreciated greatly. Carolynn is truly a wonderful person, an asset to our staff at Hodges University and is most deserving of this recognition.”
The Librarian of the Year award is presented in recognition of outstanding and ongoing contributions to the Florida librarianship through participation in professional associations, exhibition of exemplary leadership skills, promotion of reading and evidence of creativity and/or innovation in providing services, resources and programs.