Librarian Ann Viera Honored by UT Institute of Agriculture
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) has awarded librarian Ann Viera a J.E. Moss Achievement Award. Viera is Veterinary Medicine Librarian at UT’s Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library.
The J.E. Moss Achievement Award, established in memory of J.E. and Ann Moss, recognizes excellent achievement in teaching, research and extension services for the Institute of Agriculture. Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of the chancellor and the four deans of the UTIA. Awards are provided annually for each of the four units of the institute.
Viera was honored for her service to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Chuck Denney from UTIA Marketing and Communications remarked on Ann’s dedication and breadth of knowledge. "Ann is very helpful to faculty, students, vets, and the public. . . . If you’re looking for information from animal behavior and backyard chickens to vaccinations, and every topic in between, Ann can help you," Denny said.
Viera was gratified to be in such excellent company at the awards ceremony, noting that Joann Logan of the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences was the recipient of the J.E. Moss Achievement Award for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Viera describes Logan as a "super library user and supporter." The other 2015 J.E. Moss awardees were Dr. Justin Rhinehart from UT Extension and Dave Stone from AgResearch.
Awards were conferred at the annual UTIA luncheon on August 7, at which Viera was honored to meet Betty and John Eliassen, the daughter and son-in-law of Webster Pendergrass, for whom the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library is named.