Quick Takes on Events and News – March 2019

Did You Know?

Did you know that Ermira Mitre, library technician at Smith Library, is an accomplished writer, poet, and translator—both in the States and in her home country of Albania? Viktor Canosinaj’s The King’s Shadow, which Ermira translated from the original Albanian, is available on Amazon, and her poem “Dust from a Green Leaf” was recently published in the Montclair Write Group’s 2018 sampler.

That’s Honorable!

Kudos to Robeson librarians Bart Everts and Julie still, who will both be serving as judges for New Jersey History Day during the South Jersey regional competition at Rutgers–Camden this weekend. Congrats, Bart and Julie!

Krista Gets Cinematic

Krista White will give a talk at the Rutgers Cinema on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. for Douglass Residential College’s screening of Captain Marvel. Her talk will be called, “Further, Higher, Faster: Women as Action Heroes in Hollywood.”

Hopper Expert Coming to Rutgers

The 33rd annual Bishop Lecture will be held at Alexander Library on March 13. Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York and Rutgers alumna, is the acknowledged authority on the American painter Edward Hopper. Her lecture focuses on her discovery of a major theft from the Hopper estate before it reached the Whitney Museum, where she formerly served as curator of the Hopper Collection. RSVP on Eventbrite.

New Databases

Check out these new resources: Medieval Travel Writing and African American Communities.

Just for Fun

Check out this list of 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery from The Booklist Reader!

Matt Badessa