What's the best thing about working at East Tennessee State University? Our people-students, faculty and staff! Our quality reputation! Our beautiful campus! Our emphasis on caring for the needs of every member of the ETSU family! ETSU is a student-centered community of learning that employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff. Our personnel are a constant source of enthusiastic service that makes us a leader in regional universities.
I am pleased to have the opportunity to tell the campus community about the outstanding contributions of Sue Knoche to the community and to librarianship. Sue has worked with the American Cancer Society (ACS) Carter County Relay for Life since 2006. She was Mission Delivery Chair from 2008-10. In this capacity she researched information about cancer research and new therapies, which she presented to the community. She is Recognitions Chair for 2011/2012. Since 2008 she has also worked with the Cancer Action Network (CAN); a grass roots advocacy program to present statistics or legislative ideas on behalf of the ACS-CAN organizations. She entered the ACS Inner-Beauty Pageant in 2011 and was top winner in the Expression category. She was recognized in 2011 by the Museum at Mountain Home for more than 17 years of volunteer services. Sue is also very active in local and regional library associations. Beginning in July 2012, she will become the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) representative to the Southeastern Library Association – the first library staff person to hold that position. In May of 2011 she was a member of a TLA delegation to Legislative Day in Washington D.C. and visited Senators Alexander and Corker and the Tennessee members of the House of Representatives to bring library issues to their attention. Sue also contributes a regular column for "Associates," which is an international online publication for library workers.