Lelah Lugo will retire on August 3, 2015 after 26.5 years of service at the UW-Stout University Library. Lelah joined the library staff in November 1988 and has continually served the needs of campus students, staff and faculty.
As the Electronic Resources Access Librarian, Lelah works behind the scenes to make sure you all have access to online resources – articles, databases and e-books. She also served as the assistive technology librarian, to help those with disabilities access the library resources. You may have worked with her at the reference desk; she is an awesome reference librarian who can find the perfect resources for your research. Or perhaps you were in one of her library sessions; she is an excellent teacher of research skills.
Lelah has served the campus in many capacities. She has been elected to the Senate of Academic Staff off an on since 1989. And has participated and been a leader on committees, including: Academic Staff Personnel Committee; the Equity for Women Initiative; the Equal Opportunities in Education Committee; and the Campus Link Program (mentor for minority students). She was also a member and past president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.
In 2009, Lelah was the recipient of the UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award. And she has long been an active member of the UW-Stout Minority Faculty and Staff Network (MFSN).
Lelah Lugo is a great colleague who is always there to lend a hand in projects and support new initiatives. We will miss her jokes and thoughtful insights. Please make sure to come and wish her well before August 3rd.