Shannon Tushingham
Shannon Tushingham

Shannon Tushingham, assistant director of the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology, will receive the 2015 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during an 11 a.m. reception Tuesday, May 12, in the Terrell Library Atrium.

The award recognizes a non-library WSU faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries.

Recipients are chosen based on personal use of the libraries; encouraging students to use the libraries; personal support of or contributions to the libraries’ collections or services; interaction and cooperation with library faculty; and service on library-related committees.

Since coming to WSU in 2013, Tushingham has been an active collaborator with WSU Libraries and others on several initiatives, said award nominator Trevor Bond, head of Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections. Key to her efforts is making connections with local communities and perspectives. “In her teaching, she regularly engages her students in undertaking archival research and learning more about library collections,” Bond said.

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