Annandale Campus Authors’ Reception Celebrates Campus Faculty
April 25, 2008
The Annandale Campus Library recently held a celebration of campus faculty and their published works with a reception recognizing Annandale Authors.Held as part of the Library’s participation in National Library Week, the reception featured a display showcasing books written, edited or contributed to by currently active Annandale Campus faculty. A wide range of disciplines were represented, including history, English, biology, psychology, philosophy, information technology and tourism, to name just a few.
An appreciative crowd of faculty and staff listened to brief remarks of welcome and congratulation from Provost Barbara Saperstone, Acting Learning Resource Services (LRS) Director Carol Sinwell and Acting LRS Associate Director Ellen Wertman. Faculty members Laura Noell and Dorothy Seyler also offered comments on the current state of the academic publishing market and the significant challenges inherent in getting work published.
The library felt it was appropriate to recognize the scholarly publishing achievements of these distinguished faculty members, particularly impressive at an institution such as NOVA that focuses so intently on student learning and classroom teaching. Many faculty contributed clean copies and new editions of their books to the display, a number of which will be absorbed into the library’s circulating collection upon conclusion of the exhibit. The “Annandale Authors” exhibit will be highlighted in the library’s display cases through the end of April and includes an attractive brochure listing all included authors and their works.
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