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This recognition program includes giving a “Hot Rock” from peer to peer in recognition of exceptional service, relying on Mayo Service Essentials as a baseline for defining service. All submissions are anonymous.

THANKS 4/15/2024

Scott Vermeersch

Thanks to Scott for a very quick response on a critical problem with the library website. His good backup practices made for a fast recovery.

THANKS 4/5/2024

Wail Kailani

For helping convert a desk into a more flexible workstation. Tremendous results in impressive time. We are so thankful to be able to ask for help from a true problem solver.

Dazzle 4/2/2024

 Gwen Wilson

Gwen has been a delightful new addition to the library & archive team. Within her first six months, she has really taken the time and effort to learn Mayo Clinic's and the library's people, processes, and culture (which I can't imagine is the easiest thing to do remotely). She has been a positive and collaborative presence in every meeting I have been in with her. Change is always hard, but I think Gwen has been thoughtful in bringing forward new ideas that will ultimately help patrons, as well as her library colleagues.




THANKS 4/2/2024

Tara Brigham

For leadership in helping to guide our team through a particularly busy week with extra events and multiple unexpected urgent situations.

April Work Anniversaries

Garrett Meyers    Happy Work Anniversary ! April 13

Nicole Babcock Happy Work Anniversary !  April 29



March Work Anniversaries

Leah Emerick Happy work anniversary!  (March 2)

Cindy Losee Happy work anniversary!  (March 6

Scott Vermeersch  Happy work anniversary!  (March 6)

Anna Beth Morgan  Happy work anniversary!  (March 7)

Kari Bernard Happy work anniversary!  (March 20)

Wail Kailani Happy work anniversary!  (March 20

Tona Keene Happy work anniversary!  (March 23)

Tara Brigham  Happy work anniversary!  (March 24)

Gail Laxen Happy work anniversary!  (March 26

Jennifer Goodrich Happy work anniversary!  (March 27)





Sparkle 2/8/2024

Beth Miller & Gwen Wilson

Implementing a new statistics process and being flexible and open to staff feedback!

Thank you!




February Work Anniversaries



Lisa Marks Happy work anniversary!  (February 3)

Brooke Weber Happy work anniversary! (February 11)

Barbara Larsen Happy work anniversary!  (February 11)

Carol Ann Attwood  Happy work anniversary!  (February 20) 

Diana Rogers Happy work anniversary!  (February 22) 

Emily Brown  Happy work anniversary!  (February 28)

Marilyn Pitzen  Happy work anniversary!  (February 28)




THANKS 1/22/2024

Renee Ziemer

Answering a History of Medicine reference question in a timely and professional manner. Patron was very pleased with the results, and is a big fan of the library!

Sparkle 1/19/2024

Kurt Beaver

 A big thank you to Kurt on his 6-month anniversary in the library for his "professionalism, friendly demeanor, and helpfulness" to patients, family members and other visitors!



Dazzle 1/2/2024

 Gail Laxen

 Thank you Gail for advocating for patrons and providing excellent customer service!




January Work Anniversaries

Marla Battey Happy work anniversary!  (January 2)

Michele McGinnis Happy work anniversary!  (January 3)

Cynthia Chelf Happy work anniversary!  (January 8)

Erin O'Neill Happy work anniversary!  (January 12)

Leslie Hassett  Happy work anniversary!  (January 16)

Katie Eidem  Happy work anniversary!  (January 24)

Malasha Martinez  Happy work anniversary!  (January 28)

Jasmin Zacate Happy work anniversary!  (January 31)




BRAVO 12/18/2023

  Scott Vermeersch and Matt Hoy

Thank you to Scott and Matt for creating a new function in the library computer Log Usage (and then updating it further to kick out easier to share reports). Your quick work is amazing and much appreciated.




THANKS 11/30/2023

Nicole Babcock and Matt Hoy

For planning and making possible the Caring Canine visit from Lilly and Charlie today. What a special treat!!

December Work Anniversaries

Alec Thicke Happy work anniversary!  (December 5)

Karen Koka Happy work anniversary!  (December 6)

Yan Li  Happy work anniversary!  (December 6)

Julie Taylor Happy work anniversary!  (December 14) 

Leah Osterhaus Trzasko Happy work anniversary!  (December 25) 
Mark Wentz  
Happy work anniversary!  (December 27)




Sparkle 11/29/2023

Emily Brown, Mona Stevermer, Brooke Weber, Renee Ziemer

Thank you for your efforts to make our visitors from France feel welcome. They were very impressed with the neuroradiology books in the History of Medicine Library and the specific examples of Mayo and French connections throughout our history. Merci!




THANKS 11/28/2023

Cynthia Chelf and Lisa Marks

For guiding me through my first experience with doing a medical student selective and for keeping the Alix School of Medicine library selectives' information up to date!

BRAVO 11/27/2023

  Julie Taylor and Stephanie McFarland

For continuing to build partnerships across the enterprise. Recently presented to the Strategy department.




SHINE 11/27/2023

Mona Stevermer

Thank you for all your hard work in the Plummer 11 breakroom! The microwave and refrigerator are squeaky-clean!


  Matt Hoy, Colin Wilkins, and Wail Kailani

For coming in early and leaving late in order to manually adjust over 350 shelves in the PL12 remodeled area so books could appropriately fit! Your hard work is so appreciated!




DAZZLE 11/9/2023

 Michele McGinnis

 Michele has a passion for searching that is contagious. She has the heart of a teacher. I really appreciate her patience and willingness to help others navigate through technical issues with EndNote or search strategies.





DAZZLE 11/9/2023

 Marla Battey

 For helping (multiple times) with tricky "first view" article requests





November Work Anniversaries


Erica Ross Happy work anniversary!  (November 5)

Larry Prokop Happy work anniversary! (November 7) 
Jennifer Schram  
Happy work anniversary!  (November  13)

Cynthia Avallone   Happy work anniversary!  (November  18)

Mona Stevermer   Happy work anniversary!  (November  30)

Stephanie Doerre  Happy work anniversary!  (November  30)



BRAVO 10/26/2023

  Renee Ziemer

For an excellent and informative presentation about the history of the Plummer Building at the Library Forum!




SHINE 10/26/2023

Marla Battey

For being compassionate and helpful to a colleague who needed assistance during a time of transition. Thank you for your patience and grace!

THANKS 10/16/2023

Dana Gerberi

For being a fantastic supervisor for the past 6+ years! I am so appreciative of Dana's efforts to make me feel part of the Mayo Libraries team. She has been a great mentor and always supportive of my work which gave me the confidence to succeed! Thank you Dana!

Sparkle 10/12/2023

Carolyn Wiebold

The Plummer 11 breakroom refrigerator is squeaky clean, thanks to Carolyn's immaculate cleaning! Took it all apart, scrubbed it on her hands and knees and it is literally sparkling! So appreciated, Carolyn!




Sparkle 10/9/2023

Erica Ross

For being such a kind and compassionate mentor for me as I grow personally and professionally at Mayo Clinic. I appreciate not only the time you set aside for me to speak about my goals, and the encouragement and ideas you offer to help me reach them, but also the constant patience and energy you show toward my frequent Sierra and ILLiad questions! Your effort does not go unnoticed here.

Thank you 😊




October Work Anniversaries

Michael Meyers Happy work anniversary!  (October 1)

Matt Hoy Happy work anniversary!  (October 6) 
 Cindy Heltne 
Happy work anniversary!  (October 17)



September Work Anniversaries




Gioia Spatafora Happy work anniversary!  (September 6)

Melissa Wagner Happy work anniversary!  (September 13)

Victoria Clifton Happy work anniversary!  (September 19)

Katherine Kough Happy work anniversary!  (September 25)




August Work Anniversaries

Sydni Abrahamsen  Happy work anniversary!  (August 1)

Beth Miller Happy work anniversary!  (August 2)

Mary Gorfine Happy work anniversary!  (August 3)

Diana Almader-Douglas  Happy work anniversary!  (August 10)
Dana Gerberi  Happy work anniversary!  (August 12)

Carolyn Wiebold   Happy work anniversary! (August 13)

Ty Robinson  Happy work anniversary! (August 13)

Stephanie Wentz Happy work anniversary! (August 14)

Emily Christopherson  Happy work anniversary! (August 25)



BRAVO 7/14/2023

  Matt Hoy

Matt has been wonderful in helping us figure out the segmentation on our campus, as well as troubleshoot issues with new computers with this new configuration. Thank you, Matt!



SHINE 7/7/2023

Wail Kailani

For always being so helpful and patient in assisting patrons with IT issues.

July Work Anniversaries

Brad Haugen  Happy work anniversary!    (July 2)
 Renee Ziemer  Happy work anniversary!  (July 7)

Colin Wilkins  Happy work anniversary!   (July 11)

Jeanne Klein  Happy work anniversary!  (July 29)

Kat Balek    Happy work anniversary! (July 29)

Dazzle 6/20/2023

 Emily Christopherson

 Completing the arrangement and scanning of the Walters Family photo collection and for keeping us all laughing as we work.




THANKS 6/19/2023

Wail Kailani

For repairing and updating databases in LibGuides!

June Work Anniversaries



Stephanie McFarland   Happy work anniversary on  June 7

Karen Larsen   Happy work anniversary on  June 19

Heather Jett  Happy work anniversary on  June 20

Kelly Arp Berge Happy work anniversary on  June 23

Ellen Aaronson    Happy work anniversary on June 26 

Madie Hamilton   Happy work anniversary on June 27

THANKS 6/28/2023

Tara Brigham

Always being such a great sounding board and source of support!

SHINE 5/23/2023

Gioia Spatafora and Mona Stevermer

For doing a great job managing the ceiling leak in the Historical Suite.

Dazzle 5/23/2023

 Michele, Kari & Beth

Assisting with a rush Joint Commission-related search




May Work Anniversaries

Vito Tedeschi   Happy work anniversary on  May 1

Thea Fisher  Happy work anniversary on  May 2

Tamra Kirk Happy work anniversary on  May 9

Penny Wilson Happy work anniversary on  May 20

Carole LaRochelle  Happy work anniversary on  May 24


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