Meet Pauline Yeckley, a Distinguished EducatorLibrarian Pauline Yeckley was hired in 1986 to convert the card catalog to computers. "Not an easy task," says Yeckley. But she knows her hard work paid off, and so does anyone else who has ever used the library computer database or Web site.
Yeckley's nominators and staff say her approach to her job is a simple one: "Think of the students." She puts consistent effort into maintaining the library Web page and designing and teaching research courses for students. Nominators Judy Mowrey, Alex Swanner and Jay Baker agree that Yeckley goes to extreme lengths to welcome new faculty librarians and assist them with any orientation they need to be successful in the De Anza community.
Yeckley is also an exemplary campus role model of creativity and athletic diligence. She is an accomplished printmaker, but is also distinguished as an "Alcatraz Centurion" by the South End Rowing Club, having swum the distance from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco 130 times without a wetsuit or fins. "If you would like to learn more about open water swimming or how to use the De Anza Library," Yeckley says, "please stop by for a visit."
"Today, thanks to the efforts of the entire library staff, the De Anza Library collections are up to date and contain both print and electronic resources," says Yeckley. "I truly enjoy my work in the De Anza Library and was very happy to receive the Distinguished Educator Award, primarily because I knew my colleagues had nominated me. It made me feel great!"
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