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Humanities Librarian wins university award

The Rutgers University Libraries congratulate Thomas Izbicki, Humanities Librarian in Rutgers' New Brunswick Libraries, who won a Board of Trustees Research Fellowship Award from the university in April.

President McCormick noted, in the award letter, that Tom merited this award: "in recognition of your outstanding scholarly accomplishments in your years at Rutgers, as documented in your evaluation that has led to your recent promotion to Associate Professor." Tom serves as the Rutgers University Libraries liaison to the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion departments and is an active participant on many Libraries committees. He served as co-editor of A Companion to the Great Western Schism (1378-1417), published by Brill Publishers in 2009, and helped to create the Rutgers Classic Texts Archive, which provides free online access to over 80 publications which are considered essential to the study of Greek and Roman philosophy and early medicine.

The Board of Trustees Research Fellowship Award includes a $2000 grant to assist the recipient in future academic projects. Tom, and other 2010 university award recipients, will be feted at a reception at President McCormick's home in May.

The Libraries take great pride in Tom receiving this well-deserved award.

Posted May 3, 2010