New Publications by University Authors Debut at Annual Reception

Photo: Mike Peters

Some of the more than 50 books recently authored by Montclair State faculty and staff on display at the University Authors Reception.

The fifth annual reception for Montclair State University authors was held on April 18 in Sprague Library’s Periodicals Reading Room and faculty, staff and students gathered to recognize those who had recently authored books or created CDs and to browse through the displayed works.

“This year we have 58 entries, including two e-books and several CDs, and, once again, they make an impressive and extraordinary display,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard Gingerich, co-sponsor of the event together with Library Services Dean Judith Lin Hunt. “All Montclair State faculty and staff may be truly proud since they reflect a large part of our collective community of scholarship.”

The books and CDs on display were produced by faculty from every College and School in the University and ranged from works on international relations, issues in sustainability, business methods and cases, information technology systems, ornithology, developments in education, and translations from Spanish, German and French, to collections of essays and poetry, and a novel.

Gingerich noted that more than 260 publications had been produced by the University community in the five years that the author’s receptions have been held, calling it “an impressive output by any measure and a continuing testimony to the commitment and professional dedication of our faculty and staff to the serious conversations of their disciplines.”

A large group of authors and visitors were on hand to mingle and talk about the works. As in past years, the reception provided the opportunity for faculty to see the actual work others had produced and to catch up with colleagues from other departments and colleges. A booklet with a synopsis and cover image of each of the new works was also available to take home.

The books will be on display in the exhibit case in the lobby of Sprague Library from April 22 to May 31, 2013 and copies of the booklet will be available at the library’s circulation and reference desks. All members of the University community are welcome to pick up a copy.

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