“I very much appreciate receiving the LACUNY grant,” said Professor Smale, who will be using the funds to attend the ACRL National Conference in Indianopolis. “I’ve been a member of the CUNY Games Network—a group of CUNY faculty and staff who use games in teaching—for four years now, and it’s an honor to bring our work and the work that I’ve done in our library at City Tech to a national conference.”
“I am very humbled,” said Professor Cramer, upon winning the 2012 NYLA/GIRT Mildred Lowe Award. “I found my niche when I started working with government documents and to be recognized for that work is humbling.” She also expressed gratitude to those who helped advance her career, particularly to Stephanie Walker, head librarian at Brooklyn College. “A lot of special collections these days are being squeezed out, but we have a director who understands the importance of the documents collection and the people who work there. I am grateful to have a staff that cares about the collection as much as I do.”
“Teresa McManus, BCC’s chief librarian, is enthusiastic that the building she’s been working on for several years is now a reality.
“This beautiful library with its hub of activity is a priceless treasure for Bronx Community College and the City University of New York and for current and future students,” she said in an email. “The environment is designed to accommodate student needs for access to information and learning resources in multimedia as well as print formats for research and to complete assignments. The library provides access to 21st Century intellectual products and learning tools, for example with delivering access to multimedia educational resources 24/7 from any location, as well as e-books supplementing print and web delivered collections of research and scholarship.” (story published in Community College Week)