Your Library in Action

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

     Cara Berg (Reference Librarian & Co-Coordinator of User Education) is currently serving as the Past President on the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Executive Board. Cara also served on the VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Users' Conference [VALE] Planning Committee and co-presented "The Resilient Journey to Planning the VALE Conference” along with colleagues at the conference who shared their experiences on the planning committee.

      Neil Grimes (Curriculum Materials & Education Librarian) recently became a member of the NJASL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and attended the committee’s virtual training seminar in September. Joined by Dr. David Fuentes (Elem & Sec Ed.) Neil co-presented a workshop at the NJASL annual conference “Creating Google Classrooms Using Bitmoji and Google Slides: An early Pandemic Pedagogical Response”. At the VALE conference Neil co-presented "Cheng Library and Paterson School District – Virtual Library Outreach to Support the Virtual Teaching and Learning Experiences of Faculty and Students" with Rita Route, Deputy Director of Accelerated & Innovative Programs with the Paterson School District. Neil also presented a poster "Real Men Read - A Library Led Reading Initiative" at the PaLA Virtual Conference and attended the SITE Virtual Interactive Conference.

     Gary Marks, Jr. (Reference & Outreach Librarian) presented “The Civic Literacy Initiative at the David & Lorraine Cheng Library” at the ACRLNY Annual Symposium and authored “The Civic Literacy Initiative at William Paterson University” in the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Fall Newsletter. Gary attended the ACRLNY Symposium as the recipient of the Barbara Bonous-Smit Scholarship for a Veteran Librarian, selected by the ACRLNY Symposium awards & scholarships committee. Gary continues to serve as the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Legislative Representative and as the Social Media Coordinator for the Politics, Policy, & International Relations Section of ACRL.

     Linda Salvesen (Systems Librarian) co-presented "The Path to Flexible Loading of Patron Records into Alma" with Ray Schwartz (Head of Library Information Systems) at the ENUG 2020 conference. Linda also co-presented "Technology Speed Dating" with other members of the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Technology Committee at the 2021 VALE Conference. In the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Fall Newsletter Linda authored “Growing Professionally as an Academic Librarian in a Pandemic.”

     Dave Williams (Digital Initiatives & Special Collections Librarian) authored “Digital Institutional Repository Management at William Paterson University: Planning and Staging a Seamless Migration” in the NJLA-CUS/ACRL-NJ Fall Newsletter.


February 10, 2021