A Thank You to Sharon A. Fordham
The Libraries and the University community are indebted to Sharon A. Fordham, DC´75 for making our shared vision of the
library of the 21st century come true. Information technology and media are offering new ways to transform how research is
done and how students learn and work. In this transformative process, libraries are no longer just archives of what’s been
created, but places where creation takes place, the results preserved, and then subsequently built upon — a real
collaborative research and learning environment.
While our imagination for this lab started with music and the performing arts media intensive disciplines themselves —
Sharon encouraged us to think more broadly, as multimedia will affect every discipline and all forms of research and learning
into the future.
The result of our collaboration is a wonderful space where that transformation takes place every day a place where faculty
and students use multimedia to conceptualize and create new works. Sharon has helped make that happen, and the Rutgers
community is grateful that she chose her alma mater as the place to turn a vision into reality.