The seventh annual reception for Montclair State University authors was held on April 21, 2015, in Sprague Library’s Periodicals Reading Room and faculty and staff gathered to recognize those who had recently authored books or created CDs and to browse through the displayed works.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard
Gingerich, who cosponsored the reception together with Library Services Dean
Judith Lin Hunt, said that the past year’s output by University faculty and
staff comprised more than 38 works, including books, a DVD and music CDs.
The books and CDs on display were produced by faculty and
staff from every College and School in the University and ranged from books on
art, music, philosophy, politics, science and business to novels and poetry. Calling
it an “impressive output,” Gingerich noted that more than 298 works have been
published by University personnel since the first author’s reception was held
“Congratulations to all of you who are authors,” said
Gingerich and emphasized the importance of scholarly achievements by faculty to
the reputation of the University. “It’s what makes us a University; this makes
our claim substantial and real.”
Many faculty and staff were on hand to mingle, view the
works on display and talk about their books. As in past years, the reception
provided the opportunity for faculty members 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 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 encouraged to pick up a copy.