Meredith Goins wins TLA Honor Award
Meredith Goins, group manager, Research and Evaluation, received the Tennessee Library Association’s 2020 Honor Award recently.
Goins has been a Tennessee Library Association (TLA) member since 2010. The Honor Award, presented annually since 1972, recognizes any person or group who has made a significant contribution to the furtherance of librarianship on a state or national level.
“My team and I are very proud of Meredith for winning this prestigious award. It is great to see her recognized by TLA for her many contributions,” said Keri Cagle, director, Research, Reviews, Evaluation, & Technology.
Since 2000, Goins has mentored more than 25 librarians and assisted more than 150 individuals through TLA’s Career Services. In addition to serving as the editor of the TLA newsletter, Goins has participated on the TLA Leadership Roundtable, TLA Career Services Committee, TLA Development Committee and TLA Membership Committee. Also, she is a member of the East Tennessee Library Association.
A Maryville resident, Goins has served on the Blount County Public Library Board of Trustees. Also, she has served on the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries (TACL) for the State Library and Archives of Tennessee, where she participated in evaluating grants to all types of libraries, revised the Standards for Public Libraries in the Regional System and made decisions that impacted libraries across the state.
Goins attends the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to obtain a doctorate in communication and information, focusing on scholarly communication and peer review. She joined ORAU in 2013.
ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).