Cynthia Tobar (Graduate Center) organized “Digitizing Workhorse Collections: The Benefits and Obstacles of Digitizing Heavily Used Collections,” a workshop for the Metro Digitization Special Interest Group at Metro on October 20. Cynthia has been appointed to Metro’s Digital Services Advisory Council. She also organized the first “Training the Trainers” workshop for the American Theatre Archive Project. Cynthia has been elected to the Theatre Library Association’s board for 2011-2012.
Robin Wright (Lehman) is chair of the Professional Recognition Committee of the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association.
Awards and Grants
Raymond Diaz (Lehman) received an Outstanding Contribution to the College Award at the September convocation.
Randy Hensley (Baruch) has been inducted as an honorary member of the Baruch chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon.
Michael Miller (Queens) was awarded a professional development grant by the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program. His award covered participation in a six-week seminar abroad: “Religious Diversity in the Maghreb: Morocco and Tunisia.” Following that grant, he has developed a digital case study, Lessons from the Maghreb: Exploring a Diverse Morocco and Tunisia, based upon his travels and experiences during the 2011 “Arab Spring” and “Jasmine Revolution.”
Seamus Scanlon (City) was awarded a month-long residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California.
Sarah Aponte (City) coordinated New Perspectives: The Dominican Republic, a traveling exhibit of 56 aerial photographs of the Dominican Republic. Co-sponsored by the City College Libraries, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, the exhibit was on display in City College’s Amsterdam Plaza during September and October and was visited by school groups from throughout the city. The exhibit was inspired by a book published by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development.
Regina Houghteling, Rebecca Koblick, and Lena Marvin (City) curated the exhibit “Entertaining Politics: The Art of Public Office” on display in the Cohen Library Atrium August 29 – December 31.
The Queens College Music Library has an exhibit on display through June 2012: Exhibit in Three Movements: Themes for Pencil, Home, and Trumpet. This three-in-one exhibit, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Aaron Copland School of Music Building and the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the Aaron Copland School of Music, explores the life and work of Louis Armstrong and looks at various iteration of sketches in the world of music.