Porter Receives 2000 Foik Award

Father Malloy and G. Margaret Porter
G. Margaret Porter and Father Malloy

Courtesy of Notre Dame Photographic

G. Margaret Porter, coordinator of Reference Support Services in the Hesburgh Library, was presented with the Paul J. Foik, C.S.C., Award. 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:

Praised as an "absolutely reliable" and "astonishingly responsive" individual, this librarian has for the past twenty years worked to bring an understanding of the library's full resources to all members of the Notre Dame community. Using customized web pages, library instruction, individual consultation, or informal conversation at campus lectures and meetings, she has helped develop a library without walls. As a scholar she has made important contributions in several areas of librarianship through her publications and her work in the American Library Association. An energetic and welcome member on numerous University committees, she is a person who prides herself on calling things exactly as she sees them. Tonight the University calls her exactly as we see her, the year 2000 Foik Award Winner, G. Margaret Porter.