Dr. Lori Haight, career services coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), is the recipient of the 2013 SILS Staff Excellence Award.
The annual award is presented to SILS staff members who have demonstrated excellence, commitment, teamwork and outstanding service to the School.
Haight’s responsibilities include counseling students on aspects of internships and the job search process. She assists in helping students determine successful job search strategies and she is also the primary point of contact for employers recruiting SILS students and she engages in various outreach efforts to market SILS students to potential employers. In addition, she identifies internship and field experience opportunities and works with students on post-graduate employment.
"Lori's commitment to SILS and to the students and alumni is evident in all that she does," said one of her faculty nominators. "She has taken on many initiatives since her arrival, creating ongoing reports on job placement and making contacts with potential employers and field experience supervisors. Lori represents SILS very well in the employer community."
Another faculty member said, "I regularly hear from students about the high level of service that Lori is providing to them. The difference in our ability to prepare students for careers from the time before Lori joined us to now is like night and day."
"Lori's excellent memory for details, boundless energy and enthusiasm always feels fresh and personalized," said a student nominator. "She manages to wear many hats around SILS while staging an impressive variety of supportive events (fairs, specialized meetings, talks, etc.) a real credit to her professional commitment to we students!!"
Haight received a framed certificate and $500, which were presented during a special ceremony on December 18, 2013 by Dean Gary Marchionini. She will also receive three additional paid days of leave. Her name will be submitted for the Chancellor’s Award in spring 2014 (provided the university award is offered).