Awards and Grants
Jay Bernstein (Kingsborough) received a 2009 LACUNY Professional Development Grant to attend the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization at Syracuse University on June 18-19.
Sheau-yueh (Janey) Chao (Baruch) received Baruch’s Seventh Annual Award of Faculty Recognition for Research and Creative Achievement on March 2.
Kachuen (Carol) Gee and Robert Farrell were among sixteen Lehman faculty honored for their research, teaching, and service at the school’s annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon. Carol was recognized for her research, conducted with Janey Chao (Baruch) of the genealogy of the Yuan Shikai family in China. Robert was acknowledged for his leadership of Lehman’s fledgling Information Literacy Assessment Council.
Dalia Leonardo (Graduate Center) has been awarded a 2009-2010 Folger Shakespeare Library short-term fellowship. Dalia will be consulting the Folger’s collection of late-sixteenth-century French political pamphlets in support of her research on the Wars of Religion under the reign of Henry IV.
Michael J. Miller (Queens) has been named to serve as a member of the ALA Education Committee for 2009-2011. Michael has also been appointed to a four-year term in the Audiovisual and Multimedia Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and has been named a Summer Fellow for the 2009 Institute for Academic Library Leadership.
Karen Okamoto (John Jay) received a 2009 LACUNY Professional Development Grant to attend the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use conference at Concordia University in Montreal on May 24-27.
Baruch’s Guide to Research for Oral Presentations: Finding, Evaluating, and Using Online Sources was named site of the month for November 2008 by the Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ALA/Association of College and Research Libraries’ Instruction Section. Development of the site was led by Louise Klusek, in collaboration with Diane DiMartino and Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni, chair of Baruch’s Department of Communication Studies.
Philip Barnett, Judy Connorton, William Gibbons, and Sydney van Nort (City) curated “The Five Demands: The Student Protest and Takeover of 1969” in the Cohen Library Atrium May 4-July 24 and in the Cohen Library Archives Gallery July 27-October 28. William and Sydney also curated “Toward Humanity and Racial Justice: The Legacy of Dr. Kenneth B. Clark,” exhibited in the Library Atrium January 20-May 3. Student interns Adolfo Cuevas and Isabel Perdom contributed to the Clark exhibit.
Ellen Belcher (John Jay) acted as consultant for “The Fertile Goddess” at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art December 19, 2008-May 31, 2009. Ellen also spoke at the museum’s Feminist Archaeology Panel and gave a tour of the exhibit to students, faculty, and staff of John Jay’s Gender Studies and Women’s Center.
Susan Thomas (Borough of Manhattan) organized an illustrated talk by graphic novelist R. Kikuo Johnson in the BMCC Library in March 2008.
Harold Diamond (Lehman emeritus) is editor of The Delian, published by the Delian Society, devoted to the restoration of tonal values in art music.
Kachuen (Carol) Gee (Lehman) serves on the board of the Chinese American Librarians Association’s Northeast Chapter and on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Studies Program at Lehman.
Janet Butler Munch (Lehman) has been appointed to Lehman’s Research Advisory Board and served on the search committee for the college’s Director of Advancement Research.
Jennifer Oates (Queens) has been elected treasurer of the Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman) serves on Lehman’s Distinguished Professor and Honorary Degree Committees and on the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians’ Task Force on Copyright Guidelines.
Stephanie Walker (Brooklyn) has been appointed to the New York State Higher Education Initiative Board. Stephanie succeeds Louise Sherby (Hunter).