A writer’s published work embodies their passions, their interests, and their expertise. When the library receives books created by CMU faculty and staff, I enjoy paging through each one to learn something about each person and about their research interests.
Fourteen CMU authors and editors published fascinating works on a range of topics in 2018. Apocalyptic films. American Gothic fiction. Behavioral finance. Case study research. Dramaturgy. Educational theory. Indigenous agency. Interdisciplinary research. Investment decision-making. Irish immigrant women. Materials chemistry. Neil Gaiman. Population movements. Pacifism. The podcast, Welcome to Night Vale. Religion. Short stories. Social-justice activism. Social service providers.
There’s sure to be a book that piques your interest! Since these authors and editors are here at CMU, you can talk to them in person, ask for their autograph, or enroll in one of their courses. Library collections are meant to serve the needs of readers.1 Collecting the published works of our faculty and staff is a great way to meet the needs of our learning community.
Please join us on April 2, 2019 at the 15th Annual Book Recognition Event to celebrate these writers’ creative achievements. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Libraries, the annual Book Recognition Event celebrates CMU authors, editors, illustrators, and translators. You can view past recipients online and can browse the book collection located on the north end of the Park Library’s second floor.
1 From the Five Laws of Library Science by S. R. Ranganathan.