Awards and Grants
Michael Adams (Graduate Center) was named Library Journal’s audio reviewer of the year.
Seamus Scanlon (Center for Worker Education) was one of the winners of the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
Suzanna Simor (Queens) received a PSC-CUNY Research Award and an ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) Wilson Research Award in support of image license fees for her monograph Imaging the Creed: Visualizations of the Christian Creeds from Charlemagne to Luther (Brepols/Harvey Miller, forthcoming).
Janet Butler Munch (Lehman), in consultation with Ira Bloom of Lehman’s political science department, organized Women and the Supreme Court, an exhibit of images, text, and publications, September 17-December 17.
Suzanna Simor, Alexandra de Luise, and Tara Mathison (Queens) curated several fall exhibitions at the Queens College Art Center. The Poetics of Transculture (September 9-October 30) presented a cultural dialogue of two site-specific installations inspired by language and place: Universal Language by contemporary Italian artist Franca Marini and A?TORIA in Poetry and Images: Exile-People-Places by contemporary Greek American poet Nicos Alexiou and six Astoria artists. The Queens College Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies co-sponsored the exhibition. Writing the Body: New Work by Naomi Grossman (November 5-December 23), focusing on elements of drawing and on the human form in wire sculptures, installations, and works on paper and mixed media, opened with the artist’s gallery talk on November 5.
Kacheun Gee (Lehman) attended the Fourth International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, May 9-11. While in China, she visited both Shanghai University and Shanghai Normal University and presented the CUNY Library Faculty Exchange Initiative Proposal to the two institutions. In October, she escorted and guided Deputy Director Wu Zhirong of Shanghai Normal University during his visit to New York. She also acted as an interpreter for Wu Zhirong when he attended the 2009 LACUNY Institute and during his visits to CUNY libraries.
Rajeev Jayadeva (Lehman) constructed the free scholarly science and technology database SciTechScholar. The database includes multi-lingual language translations and the latest science and technology news headlines, with Web 2.0 features.
Jennifer King (Lehman) participated in a book review panel at LACUNY’s Junior Faculty Research Roundtable at Baruch College on June 4. Jennifer has been a reviewer for CHOICE.
Jeffrey Kroessler (John Jay) participated in a panel discussion of issues of historic preservation in suburbs during “The Diverse Suburb” conference at Hofstra in October.
Sandra Marcus (Queensborough) served as one of the judges for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.
Kenneth Schlesinger (Lehman) is program coordinator of the CUNY-Shanghai Library Faculty Exchange. He also helped organize New York library and archival tours for Cuba’s National Librarian Eduardo Torres Cuevas, as well as his Open Forum at Hunter College. Ken also serves on Lehman’s Committee on Honorary Degrees.
Louise Sherby (Hunter) has been appointed to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries for a five-year term ending in 2014.