This year, as the college transitioned to remote instruction in March, the Hunter College Libraries staff and faculty worked tirelessly to provide access to our resources and services while working from home. Instead of our in-person Library Day celebration, we decided to provide this space for our staff and faculty to call each other out for the good work we have all been doing - much of which is invisible to the end-user.
The Libraries' User Experience & Outreach Committee asked library staff and faculty to submit individuals, groups, or library units to be called out here for their good work. The following are direct (but lightly edited for clarity and length) quotes from our staff and faculty about each other.
This list is not comprehensive, and there is a ton of work going on that isn't represented here. But this should give you an idea of some of the working being done by the dedicated people working (remotely) at all of the Hunter College Libraries.
User Experience & Outreach Committee
Donna Braithwaite, Circulation & Reserve , HPL
All colleagues who have responsibilities to care for other folks during this time
Trying to work from home and remain productive while also meeting the needs of other people can be a challenge. All my colleagues who have folks who depend on them deserve the highest praise for keeping it together and doing their best every day. Whatever you're doing, it's enough.
Sarah Johnson & Meg Bausman & Sarah L. Ward
We presented an electronic poster at the Council on Social Work Education's 2019 Annual Program Meeting in Denver, Colorado (October 2019). Sarah Ward also contributed to this poster. Citation: Johnson, S.C., & Bausman, M. (2019, October 25). The burgeoning information universe: Implications for social work education and practice. E-Poster presentation. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO.
Mulliken, Adina & Kerry Falloon (2019). “Blind academic library users’ experiences with obtaining full text and accessible full text of books and articles in the USA: A qualitative study.” Library Hi Tech. 37 (3).456. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-08-2017-0177
For their March 2020 publication in Liber Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries. Below is a citation of the work for Library Day that links to the full open access text:
Donabedian, D.A., Carey, J. and Balayan, A., 2020. Collection Development at Two Armenian University Libraries: A Conversation with Librarians and Faculty. LIBER Quarterly, 30(1), pp.1–23. www.liberquarterly.eu/articles/10.18352/lq.10318/
A picture of John with the WHO teams in France last year working on this systematic review protocol:
Descatha A, Sembajwe G, Baer M, et al. WHO/ILO work-related burden of disease and injury: Protocol for systematic reviews of exposure to long working hours and of the effect of exposure to long working hours on stroke. Environ Int. 2018;119:366–378. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.06.016 (or here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30005185)
Patterson, G. & Swan, P. (2019). Police social work and social service collaboration strategies one hundred years after Vollmer. Policing: An International Journal, 42
(5), 863-886. https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-06-2019-0097
Long Night, a group exhibition of new works by gallery members at the Amos Eno Gallery, February 6 - March , 2020