Ames Receives 1996 Foik Award

Father Malloy and Charlotte Ames
Father Malloy and Charlotte Ames

Courtesy of Notre Dame Photographic

This year's Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., Award was presented to Charlotte A. Ames, subject librarian for both American Catholic and Irish studies, at the Presidential Dinner on May 21, 1996. The award is given annually in recognition of significant contributions by a library faculty member to library service, to the Notre Dame community or to the library profession through personal scholarship or involvement in professional associations.

The citation reads:

Selfless and dedicated, this librarian has been both eloquent and tenacious in seeking resources for her areas of responsibility. Unwilling to accept mere adequacy, she has successfully pursued grants and endowments to enrich Notre Dame's resources in American Catholic Studies and to ensure their accessibility through printed finding aids and UNLOC, the Libraries' online catalog. She applies this same enthusiasm to Irish Studies, another of her areas. She was also an early advocate for the use of the Internet to enhance library resources and services. A wide-ranging student throughout her career, she has recently added scholar and author to her roster of accomplishments. Her quiet, serious demeanor conceals the passionate heart of a true scholar-librarian and winner of the 1996 Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., Award.