From April 15 to April 19, the University Library joined with other libraries across the nation to celebrate the 55th annual National Library Week. We observed this banner week on the cultural calendar of our country with five events:
1. Faculty Recommends Poster Series. The Library continued its National Library Week tradition of offering reading and research recommendations from Regent Faculty. This year five faculty members as well as Vice President for Marketing, Sherri Miller, offered their choices:
- Dr. Gloria Whittico (School of Law)
- Dr. Gabriel Dy-Liacco (School of Psychology & Counseling)
- Dr. Kathleen Patterson (School of Business & Leadership)
- Dr. Glenn Koonce (School of Education)
- Dr. Diana Xiong (College of Arts & Sciences)
The poster series may still be viewed in the Library Lobby.
Dean Patterson, Dr. White, and Dr. Vondey at the Faculty Book Talks
2. National Library Workers Day. On April 15, the Library faculty kicked off the week-long celebration by showing its appreciation for the Library staff and student assistants and all they do for the Library by cooking a lasagna and salad luncheon.
3. New Faculty Books: Ending Wars, Perplexing Pentecostalism, and a Dublin Story-Teller. On April 17, immediately following University Chapel, the Library held its main National Library Week event for 2013—a luncheon featuring new book talks by three Regent faculty members:
- Dean Eric Patterson (School of Government), Ending Wars Well: Order, Justice, and Conciliation in Contemporary Post-Conflict
- Dr. Wolfgang Vondey(School of Divinity), Pentecostalism: A Guide for the Perplexed
- Dr. Carrie White (College of Arts & Sciences), Reading More of Roddy Doyle
For a synopsis of the book talks and the authors’ remarks, see the article by Brett Wilson on the Regent News and Events page.
4. Student Appreciation Day. On April 18, the Library observed, Student Appreciation Day by fortifying Regent’s hard-working students all day with free coffee and cookies.
Rabbi Zoberman discusses the Tevya stories with the Library Book Club
5. Book Discussion: Tevye the Dairyman, by Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916). On April 19, Rabbi Dr. Israel Zoberman paid his annual visit to the Library Book Club. Fifteen students and faculty members joined Rabbi Zoberman for a conversation about the Yiddish world of Sholem Aleichem and his great collection of stories, Tevye the Dairyman. Following the book discussion, Rabbi Zoberman helped identify some documents recently donated to the Library’s Special Collections. The documents, printed and written in Hebrew, Chinese, and Russian, date from the 1920s and 1930s and are from the Jewish community in Harbin, China.
Photos of the faculty book talks and Rabbi Zoberman’s visit are located on the Library’s Facebook and Flickr pages. To view the video of the faculty book talks, click here.
The Library would like to thank everyone who attended our National Library Week events.