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Josiah Redford Receives Recognition

May 11, 2020

It was recently announced that Josiah Redford received one of this year’s Staff Service Awards for the General Library System. We are so pleased that his exceptional commitment to serving patrons and colleagues has been recognized. Josiah helps manage reserves services at College Library and was integral in helping with the transition from Library Course Pages to Canvas-based reserves services. Josiah’s reserves expertise and service-orientation are well known to many instructors who regularly ask for Josiah by name when seeking assistance with their course content.

Josiah is also known for his service on College Library, GLS, and campus-wide committees. Josiah was the only University Staff person on the Librarians’ Assembly Vice Provost for Libraries hiring committee, posing the first question at the VPL candidates’ public presentations. Josiah served as a University Staff Congress Representative for the first few years of its inception and was elected to serve on the Recreational Sports Board for several years. At College Library, Josiah regularly volunteers to serve on committees charged with making College Library more inclusive to our colleagues and patrons, including our Reading and Discussion Group and our “Meetings about Meetings” team. Finally, Josiah excels at serving the campus community at the College Library Reference and Information Desk and in our classrooms. Josiah relishes these opportunities to engage with students and instructors, freely sharing his knowledge and expertise while providing compassionate and thoughtful service.

To read more about other recipients of this year’s awards, please visit the library’s news page.