Colleagues gather in new STL space to honor faculty publications

The Sojourner Truth Library opened the doors of its new Faculty & Staff Quiet Study Room to host its annual Celebration of Faculty Authors on April 4.

The long-standing tradition at the library provides a welcome opportunity, during a busy final phase of the academic year, or colleagues to join in recognition of the hard work SUNY New Paltz faculty devote to turning scholarly interests, research and passion projects into published books.

“This is our fourth annual celebration of published works authored or edited by members of our faculty,” said Library Dean W. Mark Colvson. “When I look around at these packages of knowledge, inquiry, inspiration, aspiration and beauty, and consider that each means hours, weeks, months and years of time spent alone, away from family, children and colleagues, I’m reminded again of what a great job it is for all of us who work in libraries.

“Although libraries are usually thought of as quiet and contemplative, they are in fact ringing with cacophony: howls of outrage, vicious argument, passionate cries of the heart, culture clashes and discoveries that change the world. It’s a pleasure to celebrate our own New Paltz community’s contribution to this rich collection of authored works.”

The following faculty members were recognized for their publications this year:

David Appelbaum, Philosophy
Lorin Basden Arnold, Provost
Daniel Belasco, Dorsky Museum
Gerald Benjamin, Benjamin Center
Jill Berkowitz, Educational Studies and Leadership
Carmen Calderon, Design Services
Larry Carr, English
Dennis Doherty, English
Howie Good, Digital Media & Journalism
Laurence Hauptman, History
Sara Hsu, Economics
Aaron Isabelle, Education
John Langan, English
Doug Maynard, Psychology
Kate McCoy, Educational Studies and Leadership
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Metal
Kenneth Nystrom, Anthropology
Sara Pasti, Dorsky Museum
Louis Roper, History
Pauline Uchmanowicz, English
Michelle Woods, English
Russell Zwanka, Marketing

More information about the Sojourner Truth Library is available online.