Quick Takes on Events and News – May 2019

Talking Vocational Awe at ACRL

Congratulations to Fobazi Ettarth, who was one of the invited presentations at the annual ACRL conference in Cleveland, Ohio last month. Fobazi’s talk was titled “Becoming a ‘Bad Librarian’: Dismantling Vocational Awe in Librarianship” and you can view the slides below, courtesy of her blog:

The talk also spurred an interview with American Libraries magazine, which you can read here.

A Cataloger, Cataloged

This month, Dominique Dixon got quite the unique tattoo on her wrist, featuring the call number for catalogers (Z682.4 .C38) along with her last name (D59). “I’m so enamored of cataloging that I essentially cataloged myself!” she said. Now how’s that for dedication to the job?

Have a Heart

Dr. Daniel Shindler of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, president of the NJ chapter of the American College of Cardiology, requested a 3D printed heart showing a vascular ring defect to be created on the 3D printer at Douglass Library. Files of the heart were obtained fro

m the NIH website at the 3D print exchange and printed by Stacey Carton. The model was presented to Congressman Frank Pallone of the 6th district in April as an example of surgeries being performed at RWJUH, and Stacey was invited to attend the presentation at RWJUH and meet the congressman. Congrats, Stacey!

A Published Poet

Congratulations to Ermira Mitre, whose first book of poetry was published in Albania, her home country. Written in in Albanian, the title of the book is Soul’s Gravity. As if this accomplishment were not enough, Ermira is already working on another book of poetry in English. Kudos, Ermira—we’ll look forward to the next volume!

Opening the Schapiro Papers

Please join Special Collections and University Archives in New Brunswick on Tuesday, May 7 to celebrate the opening of the Miriam Schapiro Papers. The opening, which will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Alexander Library, will feature audio stations playing digitized cassette tapes of interviews with and by Miriam Schapiro and a few of her lectures. The event will also showcase a slideshow of digitized images from the archives, a display of the finding aid, and a small exhibit of items from the collection. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Matt Badessa