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Libraries Employee Receives Leadership Award

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
April 22nd, 2010

John Hagen, coordinator for WVU’s electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) program, has received the 2010 ETD Leadership Award presented by the Ohio ETD Association.

OETDA President Angie McCutcheon praised Hagen for sharing his expertise in the field and for providing guidance in establishing the statewide organization.

“John's in-depth knowledge of ETDs has been highly valuable to the Ohio ETD Association,” said OETDA President Angie McCutcheon. “John has been instrumental in assisting the Ohio ETD Association in getting started and in supporting the selection of topics that have been appropriate for our conferences for four years.”

Hagen began working with McCutcheon about five years ago. He offered his experience with ETDs at WVU and as a board member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international consortium which promotes ETD program implementation and adoption of standards worldwide.

Hagen brought resources and direction that helped to smooth the process as the Ohio group implemented their program. He assisted them with the technical concerns of establishing an ETD program and provided insight in dealing with political and personality issues that often arise. Hagen has also delivered presentations at OETDA annual conferences.

“It’s a wonderful recognition and honor for my efforts in the past and will certainly make me much more enthusiastic to continue my involvement with ETDs on all levels,” Hagen said.

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