Stephen Boss, an associate librarian at University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2022 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.
The late Agnes Milstead, a former professor of education and library science at UW, established the annual award in 1993 to recognize significant contributions to UW Libraries in scholarship, program development, teaching, fundraising and professional achievements.
The award recognizes Boss for his professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to UW Libraries and libraries around the state. He focuses on using librarianship, technology and his business background to help support librarians and entrepreneurs in their communities to expand the economy in Wyoming.
A librarian at UW since 2002, Boss has made many valuable contributions. He played a pivotal role in establishing Studio Coe and One Button Studio in Coe Library. Currently, he co-leads the Wyoming Library to Business program and serves on the UW Libraries Diversity Council.
Boss spent his recent sabbatical researching how libraries can support rural communities through outreach programs. He built three space-specific video production studios in Casper, Cheyenne and Gillette. He also launched several small-scale business stations in Buffalo, Cody, Evanston, Rawlins, Rock Springs and Worland.
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