In 2000, Dean of University Libraries Gloriana St. Clair launched a series of greeting cards that she used throughout her tenure for informal correspondence and semi-annual outreach to colleagues and friends. Modeled on the American Library Association’s long-running READ campaign, which champions books and reading and features popular celebrities, St. Clair’s READ initiative featured members of the university community with their favorite books. Beginning with university President Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen, READ honorees have included trustees and administrators, deans, donors, faculty members and students. Along with the cards, St. Clair also produced limited edition READ posters as gifts for the honorees and to display in the Libraries.
This exhibit celebrates St. Clair’s READ series and its many participants, with particular acknowledgment of St. Clair and Cohon, both of whom will step down from their positions in summer 2013. Their favorite books and some READ selections from the Posner Memorial Collection will be among items displayed.
Posner Center, Carnegie Mellon University.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 1 – 4 pm, or by appointment.
May 1 through August 16.
3 – 5 pm, Posner Center. Magisterial District Judge Hugh F. McGough will speak at approximately 3:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. FREE and open to the public. An original copy of the U.S. Bill of Rights (1792) will be on display through Friday, September 21. Exhibit hours are 1-4 pm or by appointment, 412-268-7680.
The University Libraries honored employees for excellence and years of service milestones at the annual Library Appreciation Picnic on June 12.
Justin Wagurak, Library Information Technology
Justin Wagurak, Excellence in Customer Satisfaction: Independently nominated by four co-workers. “His consistent level of excellence and professionalism in providing tech support throughout the Libraries enables us all to maintain productivity by keeping us all connected and working!”
Hunt Library Circulation (from left: Charlotte Trexler, Kara Kreger, Ona Taylor. Not pictured: Aimee DeLuca)
Hunt Circulation, Excellence in Increased Productivity:
Nominated by the department supervisor. “All of their efforts have contributed to the efficiency of the Libraries, to reducing costs and eliminating wasteful effort, and to reducing re-work and errors system wide. Because they staff creatively and effectively, they are able to thrive as a small unit, saving money for the Libraries. Overall, they deserve recognition for performance above and beyond normal job duties.”
Years of Service
10 Years – Svetlan Kirkov, Jon McIntire, Andrew Perlman
15 Years – Diane Covington
20 Years - Denise Novak, Larry Stanley
25 Years – Martin Aurand, Terry Hurlbert
Special thanks to Dawn Caldwell and DeAnn Daniel for planning a delicious party menu that everyone enjoyed. Good job!