People in the LibraryDavid Burke, serials and digital formats cataloger, completed his master’s degree in English this spring. His thesis is "New England Transcendentalism and the Immigrant-Nativist Controversy." He just completed a year as North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) webmaster and co-chair of its Electronic Communications Committee.
Jackie Smith has been promoted to the position of accounts processing and database technician for the Resource Management Center effective July 2005. She held the position of reference department secretary and database technician since 1994.
Anne Ford has been promoted to reference secretary and database technician, and Jean Burke to the position of interlibrary loan/access services technician in the Interlibrary Loan Office. Joanne Quinn is now interlibrary loan technician, formerly holding the reserve technician position.
Creative Design supervisor Bernadette Dierkes received Villanova University’s Above and Beyond award in May 2005. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who go above and beyond the routine call of duty. Recipients of this award performed a significant action or service that surpassed the requirements of their job responsibilities which was voluntary, unexpectant of compensation in time off or payment and either within or outside of their scheduled work hours. This is her second award for outstanding service to Villanova University.
Media Technologies & Creative Design graphic designer Lorraine Gallagher-Williams donated an original work of art for the North Light Community Center’s annual silent auction. Lorraine’s hand-painted and decorated folk art wooden storage box, appraised at $500, was auctioned in July. Since 2003, Villanova University has partnered with the North Light Community Center in Manayunk to provide University-wide resources for volunteer services and support.
Donna Blaszkowski from MT/CD was recognized for her graphic design work for American Catholic Studies. The journal, published at Villanova University, won the second place General Excellence Award for Catholic Scholarly Journals in the 2005 competition conducted by the Catholic Press Association. The judges' narrative included praise for the "elegant design" of the journal. This is the third national recognition Donna has received for her work with American Catholic Studies.
Compiled by Sue Ottignon