I received the 2021 Minnesota Academic Innovators Award from the Minnesota Library Association's Academic and Research Libraries Division. Read the full press release online here: https://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/page/ARLD

Press release excerpt:

This year, ARLD is recognizing the outstanding work of Dawn Wing, Assistant Professor, Graphic Artist, and Reference Librarian at Metropolitan State University for her work amplifying marginalized and diverse voices in the library and in the local community. Dawn’s work incorporating graphic novels, graphic narratives, comics, and zines into the library and the classroom is both important and impactful. This past year Dawn also organized several Zoom library events including, "Characters Who Look Like Me,” "Literary CelebrAsians” with Ed Bok Lee and Mainhia Moua, and “Paper Party! Making Zines.”

Comments from my award nominators and colleagues at Metropolitan State University:

“Dawn's work is innovative because it has brought people together and supported continued, deep learning throughout the difficult circumstances of the pandemic.”


"Her work is interdisciplinary, intersectional, multimedia, and pushes against some of the traditional boundaries of what is considered scholarly/academic work. Most importantly, Dawn helps people find and express their own voices in a time when doing so is more important than ever."

View my award reception presentation slideshow below: