Law Library Faculty Member Honored with 1995 Foik Award

Janis L. Johnston, associate director for technical services in Notre Dame's Kresge Law Library, was presented with this year's Rev. Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., Award at the Presidential Dinner on May 23. Named for the Holy Cross priest who served as Notre Dame's library director from 1912 to 1924, the award is given annually to a library faculty member who has contributed significantly to library service to the Notre Dame community or to the library profession through personal scholarship or involvement in professional associations.

The citation reads:

Attracted to Notre Dame just eight years ago, this librarian impresses her colleagues with her enthusiasm, her multifaceted professional skills and her generous response to service. Organizer of an efficient cataloging and acquisitions department, master of the logistics needed to integrate a massive 34 percent increase in holdings in a single year, and regular contributor to the national development of her field, she has, with commanding competence, helped shape the law library into an accomplished research instrument. A warm sense of humor, infectious energy, and limitless patience identify the 1995 winner of the Paul J. Foik Award.