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A Committed Professional, Always Eager to Go the Extra Mile: Barbara Quintiliano Wins Facultas Award

Quintiliano, BarbaraBarbara Quintiliano, instructional services librarian and coordinator of the nursing/biology library liaison team, recently received the Facultas Award for fall 2008.

The award was presented by Villanova University President, Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D.; he was accompanied by two members of the Facultas committee, Victoria B. McWilliams, Ph.D., and Lillian (Boots) Cassel, Ph.D.

Library Director Joe Lucia said, “This is a well deserved honor for Barbara. She is one of our most able and committed professionals who is always eager to go the extra mile in her work. She is¬†creative and enthusiastic in the work she does, most notably for the College of Nursing. Congratulations, Barbara, on this richly deserved honor.”

Commenting on the award, Barbara said, “I was stunned! And I’m very grateful to the faculty for this honor.”

Barbara has been the Falvey instructional services librarian since 2003; she also serves as a research consultation librarian. Initially, she was coordinator of information literacy.

In addition to her library responsibilities, Barbara participated in the Villanova University part of the Eyes Wide Open exhibit on the human cost of the Iraq war, organized by the American Friends Service Committee. She also presented “Torture as a Moral Issue” for the Villanova University Freedom School on January 21.

The Facultas Award has been given since the winter of 1995. Faculty nominate candidates and the Committee on Faculty then selects the winner. The purpose of the Facultas Award is ” to acknowledge and honor the contributions of members of the Villanova community; to focus attention on the vital, yet often unnoticed, services essential to the smooth and efficient functioning of the Villanova community, especially the academic faculty; to recognize persons who would not otherwise be recognized by other University mechanisms; and to reinforce among our fellow faculty the importance and diversity of staff support work in all areas of the University.”

Barbara noted, “I feel proud to be in the company of my colleagues here at Falvey who have also received the Facultas Award: Bente (Polites, fall 2004), Phylis (Wright, spring 2006) and Domenick (Liberato, fall 2007).” Even earlier, in 1996, the award was given to the late Therese Dougherty, a Falvey staff member who worked in interlibrary loan.

~Photograph by Alice Bampton

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