Cedarville librarian earns lifetime service award


Xenia Daily Gazette



CEDARVILLE — The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) honored Cedarville University librarian Lynne Funtik with the Lifetime Service Award. This award is given to retiring members of the association who have more than 10 years active service in the association, furthering the field of librarianship or the association itself.

Funtik has been an active member of ACL for 28 years, volunteering at national conferences, participating on committees and assisting in projects that help members nationally and internationally. Most recently, Funtik helped launch “Reference Point,” a monthly member-written devotional for Christian librarians in digital format.

“Lynne has served faithfully and with humility,” said Janelle Mazelin, executive director of ACL. “She is highly deserving of this award.”

Funtik has served at the Centennial Library since 1994. She will retire June 30 after 23 years serving as an information services librarian and assisting students and faculty in research support and information literacy development. Funtik has been a proponent of library services for all students, and served as the library liaison to students with disabilities and international students.

“This was an unexpected special recognition,” said Funtik. “I am very grateful.”

Lynn Brock, dean of library services at Cedarville University, believes Funtik is worthy of the recognition.

“She has always been eager to help others succeed,” Brock said. “She has a servant’s heart, a gift for hospitality and a love for college students. She will be missed.”

“I appreciate Cedarville University’s strong emphasis of biblical integration with learning and the opportunity to encourage the next generation as a librarian,” Funtik said.

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Story courtesy Cedarville University.

Story courtesy Cedarville University.