The Edward G. Holley for the Good of the Order Award is presented sporadically when a person or persons demonstrate an extraordinary ability to put the needs of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill above their own. The award was created in 2009 in honor of Dr. Edward G. Holley who was dean of SILS from 1972 to 1985 and a major figure in 20th century American librarianship.
"Dr. Holley instilled strong values which continues at the School today and will carry on into the future," said Dean Marchionini. "He was an inspirational leader who often spoke about the 'the good of the order' and he always stressed the importance of putting the good of the total institution above the individual good of the people who worked there."
This year, the award was presented to two recipients, Drs. Claudia Gollop and Stephanie Haas.
"We honor two people who have demonstrated deep loyalty and compassion to their friend and colleague, Dr. Deborah Barreau, devoting many hours of support that connected her to the School and allowed her to continue to work with her students to help them complete their assignments and dissertations and other tasks for the good of the School," said Marchionini. "These faculty members went over and above anything asked of them during a critical and emotional time to ensure the needs of their ill colleague were met and the School’s academic affairs were in order. They provided understanding and gave selflessly all while teaching their own classes and mentoring their own students for the good of the order."
The professors received a standing ovation and several minutes of ongoing applause for their contributions to the School and to Dr. Barreau.