Big impact, small effort: Implementing a low-cost, highly inclusive recognition program with huge results

Jill Wurm


Like many organizations, the Wayne State University Libraries have historically struggled with a recognition system that had the potential to acknowledge people from all areas of the libraries, especially in a way that everyone felt like part of the process. Over the years, we tried things like recognition toolkits for managers, a dedicated recognition team, and formal awards ceremonies, but none were wholly embraced, and they quickly fizzled out as interest waned. Shrinking budgets added to the challenge, as funding for awards became harder and harder to obtain.

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