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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!

Posted June 15, 2011