Chelsea Julian, who at the time of her nomination was a marketing and public relations specialist in University Libraries, was selected to receive a Distinguished Performance Award from the Informational Staff Association.
“Chelsea is an amazing advocate for the work of the library's staff,” said Jenny Watson, University Libraries head of storage and delivery, in her nomination letter. “She makes sure that a University Libraries employee is highlighted in the Weekly Update that is sent to UL staff and other interested parties across campus so that we can learn more about our coworkers and their work. She works one-on-one with staff and faculty to find the best way to advertise their upcoming events and workshops –through the electronic signage, the UL website, local and national media, and social media.”
Watson further noted that Julian plans, writes, edits and collaborates to create all the print and digital content for University Libraries, observing that each year she creates beautiful publications like the Annual Report and the monthly University Libraries Newsletter.
“Every event, workshop and meeting hosted in University Libraries is advertised and marketed by her,” Watson said. “She reaches out to local and national media outlets to draw attention to exhibits, events and the people who make it happen. As just one example, in November the Native Voices Over the Airwaves: The Indians for Indians Radio Show exhibit opened in Bizzell Library. Thanks to her hard work, four media outlets covered the event and the opening reception had over 80 attendees. After the reception, a tribute show was hosted in collaboration with the School of Music with over 650 community attendees.”