Jill Yaples receives STAR Award

group photo of Library staff and faculty with Jill Yaples, recipient of the STAR Award.

The following statement was shared with the campus community on March 21, 2024 via Dateline on behalf of the STAR Award committee.

Jill Yaples, longtime senior electronic resource specialist in the University Libraries, received the STAR Award this week.

photo of Jill Yaples, senior electronic resource specialist, and Andrea Falcone, dean of Libraries
STAR Award recipient Jill Yaples with Dean of Libraries Andrea Falcone

The award, given monthly, recognizes outstanding service by faculty and staff members within the Binghamton University community. Colleagues Caryl Ward, Matt Gallagher, Amanda Hutchinson and Sarah Maximiek described Yaples in their nomination letters as exceptionally knowledgeagle, dedicated, detail-oriented and welcoming, a person with “insatiable hunger for problem solving.” Neyda Gilman wrote, “Jill is such a wealth of knowledge, experience, patience, and collegiality that she has become my go-to person whenever I have a question or need. She almost always has an answer or a solution to help move forward. She works… out of sight of many people, but anyone who uses the resources the Libraries provides, both print and electronic, owe their access in part to Jill.”

Yaples received a letter from President Stenger, a check for $100, a special coffee mug and a STAR pin.

For more information about the award or to submit a nomination for a co-worker, visit https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/human-resources/employees/star-award.html