Librarian wins award at international conference
When Martin Kesselman signed up for the 18th Crimea 2011 International Conference, he didn't know
that he'd leave the event with some notable international recognition.
Kesselman, a life sciences librarian at the Rutgers University Libraries, signed up for the
conference to make a presentation on "New Opportunities for Information Services in a Transformative
Digital Environment: The Shifting Information Landscape." The conference, whose focus was
"Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education and
Business" was held June 4-12 in Sudak, Crimea. Over 1000 librarians attend this event each year,
with the greatest representation coming from Russia and the Ukraine along with several
international attendees representing 20 other countries.
At the closing ceremony, Martin was surprised to learn that he was selected as the best speaker of
the conference. He received an Oscar, with a Russian inscription noting that he was "Best Speaker,"
a certificate in English and a long stemmed rose.
The Libraries congratulate Martin on receiving this impressive distinction. He's proven that Rutgers
University Libraries' personnel are Oscar-worthy!