GRU Libraries’ First Annual Staff Awards

Ginny Loveless (l), Reese Library Staff Award winner and Lisa Workman (r), Greenblatt Library Staff Award Winner

Join us in celebrating GRU Libraries’ first-ever Staff Award winners! The winners, Ginny Loveless at Reese Library and Lisa Workman at Greenblatt Library, were announced at a reception in their honor. Each staff member received a $250 check in recognition of their contributions to the Libraries.

Ginny Loveless is more than Reese Library’s Project Manager; she is known as “the glue that holds us together.” Reese Library benefits immensely from Ms. Loveless’ commitment to quality service, attention to detail, and willingness to extend herself well beyond her job description. These qualities have not gone unnoticed as Ms. Loveless has moved up the ranks from her beginning in 2000 as a student assistant during her undergraduate days to Business Manager just three years later. She now serves as Project Manager for Reese Library, a role that varies in duties but always contributes to supporting the initiatives and mission of University Libraries.

Ms. Loveless is an integral member of GRU Libraries’ Marketing Committee. Most recently, she was tapped to serve as project manager for the $1.7 million dollar National Library of Medicine Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course contract. Ms. Loveless is also an elected member of the Georgia Regents University Employee Advisory Council.

Ms. Loveless holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Public Administration from Augusta State University. She volunteers at the Augusta Sports Council as the co-captain with her dad for the Half-IronMan Swim Start. She loves the Green Bay Packers, Elvis, and her fiancé, Brad.

Lisa N. Workman currently serves as the Manager of Access Services and Interlibrary Loan at Greenblatt Library. She began her employment with GRU (then MCG) in 1986 and worked in Interlibrary Loan, a unit within the Circulation Department. In 1993, Lisa changed direction in the Library and began working in Collection Services. This involved working with journals, binding library material, and learning about bibliographic data. This was the starting point of Lisa’s passion to understand the workings of an integrated library system. Because of the knowledge she gained, Lisa was part of the team that implemented the Library’s Voyager OPAC, cataloging system, and GIL Express.

Throughout the years, the Library has shifted, evaluated, and weeded its various collections, and Lisa was involved in each project. Lisa has enjoyed participating in and watching Greenblatt Library transform throughout the past 29 years.

The consolidation created opportunities to restructure and reorganize Greenblatt and Reese Libraries, and Lisa entered into a newly created position to manage the public operations as the Manager of Access Services and Interlibrary Loan. The consolidation also created the need to merge both Libraries’ systems, and Lisa was again involved with the extensive process.

Lisa is married to Robert Workman, who is employed at the Georgia Regents Health System. They are the proud parents of Nicholas Workman. When not working, Lisa enjoys relaxing, reading, taking trips to Hilton Head, and playing with her cats and puppy, the newest member of the Workman family.