Thailand Librarians Visit
Rutgers University Libraries
|Thelma Tate (seated - middle) and Roger Smith (standing, back row, far right) join the Thailand librarians and State Department translators and liaisons for a group photo. |
Leave it to Global Outreach Services Coordinator Thelma Tate to demonstrate how much solid information, and valuable
perspective, can fit into a short visit.
On June 17th a contingent of ten college and university librarians from Thailand visited Alexander Library, as part of
an international visitors program run by the US State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. With only
a seven hour stay to work with, Thelma brought in fourteen colleagues to speak on a number of important Libraries
services, functions, and concerns. Presentations included Online Audio Reserves, by Jane Sloan; Interlibrary Loan's Web
Delivery, by Brian Beyer; Spectator Project and DjVu, by Jeffrey Triggs and Karen Wenk; and Electronic Reserves, by
Roger Smith. The group also heard greetings from Special Collections head Ron Becker and SCILS liaison Myoung C. Wilson
and met for a discussion with University Librarian Marianne Gaunt, Jeanne Boyle, Ann Montanaro, and Bob Sewell.
On their way to Rutgers the contingent received another, unplanned, introduction to life in New Jersey - their bus got
stuck in a major traffic jam on the New Jersey Turnpike, delaying the group's arrival for over an hour!
Congratulations to Thelma for putting together a memorable international library encounter.
Jazz Research Roundtables
Summer - Fall 2003 Schedule
Libraries faculty and staff are invited to the following Roundtable events, which are coordinated by the Institute of
Jazz Studies and cosponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, at Rutgers-Newark.
July 17: Christopher Meeder: Cecil Taylor
August: no meeting
September 18: Sam Stephenson: Jazz Loft Tapes of Eugene Smith
October 16: Sam Miller: Hank Mobley
November 12: David G. Berger: Keeping Time: The Life, Music, & Photographs of Milt Hinton (film showing and discussion)
December 11: Randy Sandke: The Mythology of Jazz
All Jazz Research Roundtables are free and open to the public, and take place Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm in the
Dana Room, on the 4th floor of the John Cotton Dana Library, at Rutgers-Newark. Refreshments will be served. For further
information please call (973) 353-5595.
Hold The Date!
Friday September 12, 2003
Forging Memorial Art for Public Memory
Artists face unique challenges when they work to conceive memorials that respectfully, yet creatively, reflect communal
reactions to public tragedies. The Art Library will conduct a one-day event, entitled Forging Memorial Art for Public
Memory, to analyze these challenges from a variety of perspectives and highlight some recent works of memorial art that
successfully addressed these challenges. Speakers will include Dr. Penny Kuntz of Drew University and Evan Urbania of
the Memoria Project, who will discuss the conception of public and memorial art as social representations of collective
memory. An accompanying exhibition will showcase New Jersey artists, such as David Slivka, Roberta Scott, Stephen
Shaheen, and John Giannotti, whose work has responded to the events of 9/11. This event is cosponsored by the Rutgers
Art History Department.
Contributors for this issue were Ed Berger.
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