UVU Library Recognized As ‘Vital University Library Website’
February 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton
Written by: Heather Wrigley
For more information: Lesli Baker, assistant director of library public services, 801-863-8286, firstname.lastname@example.org
For those looking for the answer to a question — be they serious researcher, earnest student or leisurely peruser — the most important aspect of a library might well be its web page, the portal through which the library’s digital collections are accessed.
So, it is notable that in a list recently released by onlinephdprogram.org, the Utah Valley University Library was recognized as a “Vital University Library Website.” The list highlights libraries that are notable with regard to their “amazing informational assets that savvy researchers should know about.”
Number 9 on the list, UVU Library is praised for its “access to over 70,000 journals in over 100 databases and over 500,000 books including eBooks. Their website offers live help, connecting students with librarians and staff.”
“In an age where most scholarly articles and research are published digitally, it is vital for a library’s website to be intuitive and easy to use while still serving up vast quantities of complex information,” said Online PhD Program’s Erin Steeb. “We think your university’s library has done an exemplary job of keeping their website rich with content while still easy to use.”
The recognition is one of many the UVU Library has received in years past. In 2006, the library won a Best of Show award from the Library Leadership and Management Association, and more recently in 2012 the library was the only academic library in the nation selected for the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award.
“The UVU Library has always tried to be innovative and creative, so it is very rewarding to be recognized for our efforts,” said Lesli Baker, assistant director of library public services at UVU.