The sixth annual reception for Montclair State University authors
was held on April 22, 2014, in Sprague Library’s Periodicals Reading Room and
faculty, staff and administrators gathered to recognize those who had recently authored
books, or produced CDs or DVDs, and to browse through the displayed works.
“This year we have more than 40 entries, including books, a
film DVD and music CD 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. “To each of our current authors and artists, congratulations, and to
all our colleagues, we look forward to honoring you next year or some year
Faculty and staff from every college and school in the
University as well as a number of departments produced the books and media on
display and the works reflect the depth and range of the research and interests
of the authors. New editions of text books and scholarly research works
dominated the mix but there were also works of fiction, poetry and a children’s
A large group of authors and well-wishers were on hand to
mingle and talk about the works. The reception provided the opportunity for everyone
to see what their colleagues have produced and to catch up with those from
other departments and colleges. As in past years, a booklet with a cover image
and synopsis of each of the new works was available to take away.
The books are on display in the exhibit case in the lobby of Sprague Library until the end of May and copies of the booklet are available at the Library’s circulation and reference desks. All members of the University community are welcome to pick up a copy.