2013 Service to NATA Award Winner: Sydney Baer
Sydney Baer has been a tireless worker for NATA, and
its members. In particular, she has worked for years on member related projects
to build a sense of community for our newer colleagues, to make sure that
everyone feels welcomed at conference, and to create a learning path for our
newer colleagues as they come to their first conference. Sydney served on
the NATA board, and has also worked on several conferences, including playing a
leadership role when we were in Portland, Oregon a few years ago. Sydney
never says no to a request from NATA’s leader, and she is modest and unassuming
about what she does and how competently she does it. All of
our NATA members are stronger as colleagues and NATA is stronger as an organization
because of her efforts. Sydney has also helped our association manager
with our archives—a daunting task.
Sydney is a terrific mentor to junior
colleagues, and a warm and caring colleague who exemplifies the best of what
NATA has to offer each of us.