Your Library in Action

Scholarly pursuits, professional development, and recent achievements of the Cheng Library Faculty & Staff.

Gary Marks, Jr. (Reference & Outreach Librarian) NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Technology Innovation Award

Cara Berg (Reference Librarian & Co-Coordinator of User Education)  presented "Redefining First Year Information Literacy Instruction with Guided Lessons" at the 2021 Information Literacy Summit. Cara co-presented "Rapid Redesign: A New Approach to First Year Instruction in the Time of COVID-19" with Tony Joachim (Instructional Design Librarian & Co-Coordinator of User Education) at the NJLA Annual Conference. 

Linda Salvesen (Systems Librarian) co-authored “Who Says I Am Coping: The Emotional Affect of New Jersey Academic Librarians During the COVID-19 Pandemic” with Cara Berg in the Journal of Academic Librarianship. Linda was recently elected as Member-At-Large on the New York Technical Services Librarians Executive Board. 

Neil Grimes (Curriculum Materials & Education Librarian) authored “Real Men Read–A Library Led Reading Initiative Program.” in College & Undergraduate Libraries and co-authored “National History Day: A Partnership Between the David and Lorraine Cheng Library and the Paterson Public Schools—A Tale of Three High Schools” in Teaching Social Studies. Neil presented "The Use of Online Lib Guides and Smore Newsletters to Share Resources with Educators focused on Diversity, Equity & Online Teaching & Learning,” at the NJ Professional Development Schools Conference and "The Smithsonian Learning Lab - Rethinking Resource Collection Development," at the NJ Association of School Librarians Spring Conference.

Richard Kearney (Electronic Resources Librarian) presented "Libraries and 'Open' Initiatives - Opportunities for Service Leadership" at the Yeshiva University Libraries Staff Symposium

Gary Marks, Jr. (Reference & Outreach Librarian)  presented "The Civic Literacy Initiative at the David & Lorraine Cheng Library" at the AAC&U Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference and “Pod Talks: Podcasts to Start Conversations on Equity, Diversity, and Social Justiceat the NJLA Annual Conference. Gary was awarded the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Technology Innovation Award for 2021 for his development of a virtual campus scavenger hunt using ArcGIS and received the William Paterson Student Government Association’s Advisor of the Year award for his work advising Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. 

Ray Schwartz (Head of Library Information Systems) was recently appointed to the Joint IGeLU/ELUNA Analytics Community of Practice (International Group of Ex Libris Users/Ex Libris Users of North America)

Robert Graham (Principal Library Assistant, Periodicals) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from William Paterson University in May 2021. 


October 12, 2021