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Stephanie Fielding wins competitive Local Support Partner Innovation Award

by Kimberley Barker on 2019-04-23T12:55:00-04:00 | Comments

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to share the news that our colleague, Media Production Specialist Stephanie Fielding, received the University of Virginia’s Information Technology Services’ Local Support Partner Program Innovation Award during the group’s Spring conference, on April 18th.

Stephanie Fielding (right), pictured with Dave Strite, Assistant Vice President for User Experience & Engagement, and executive sponsor of the LSP Program.

The award description defines innovation excellence as, “when one shows outstanding creativity when confronted with challenges, issues or a need or desire for improvement” and states that an innovator, “Actively seeks ways to advance beyond the status quo; proactively identifies novel, creative ways to improve upon processes or service delivery”. In her 25 years at UVA (the last 17 of which have been at the Health Sciences Library), Stephanie has consistently demonstrated these very qualities; as Associate Director for Knowledge Integration, Research, and Technology Bart Ragon wrote in his nomination letter:

Over the past two years Stephanie has expanded her support to help library patrons create engaging content. She has expanded her service to go beyond general hardware and software support, to include storyboarding, green screening, lighting, and recording. Essentially Stephanie is a writer, director, editor, and producer. Her arsenal of tools now include a small-scale film studio and audio booth. With these tools Stephanie has produced videos that support education, research, and patient care. Some of her work was also submitted to Discovery Video Showcase for UVA for President Ryan’s Inauguration. Stephanie’s work continues to evolve and has recently expanded to include 360 video.

Further, Ragon wrote, “…at the heart of this service is a devoted, caring, and passionate LSP”, a statement which has been reflected in the praise given to Stephanie by the many patrons whom she’s assisted.

                Of receiving the award, Stephanie said, “Working with different people and departments on video projects is so rewarding.  I really love being involved and helping them to create a video that serves their needs. It was very humbling to be chosen for this award by the LSP community, especially as there are so many talented, innovative people doing interesting things at UVA. I’m honored.”

                Congratulations, Stephanie! We are proud to have you as our colleague, and appreciate your hard work, creativity, and dedication.

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