Congenial colleagues, research scholars, engrossing speakers, and good food made for a most stimulating annual Faculty Author reception.
On Thursday November 5th the library hosted the 4th annual Faculty Author Appreciation reception at the Touro College & University System Executive Offices at 500 West 37th Street. The library takes great pride in organizing both this event and the faculty publications database, which highlight the research accomplishments and creative works of the Touro faculty and staff.
Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO of the Touro College & University System, is a major supporter of the library efforts. Dr. Kadish addressed the participants and encouraged the staff to pursue their research and scholarship endeavors. Dr. Kadish highlighted the newest Touro College Press publication, Dr. Howard Feldman’s book, Paleontology and Geology of the Martinsburg, Shawangunk, Onondaga and Hornerstown formations.
Patricia Salkin, Interim Provost and Dean of the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, spoke about open access and the importance of the Touro’s presence on various online research venues.
Dr. Meira Orentlicher, Occupational Therapy Professor and Coordinator of OT Research and Development, as well as author of numerous research articles, shared her on-going research entitled “Participatory Action Research on the Experiences of Students Receiving Consumer-Directed Budgets during Transition.” This study used participatory action research (PAR) to learn about the experiences of young adults with disabilities who are receiving consumer directed budgets (CDB) to plan for their adult lives. Her presentation was both informative and engaging.
After the formal program concluded, attendants continued to mingle over lunch, and Layah Schreiber from the Department of Online Services video recorded brief interviews with faculty about their research interests for future release on the Touro website.
The library looks forward to hosting next year’s event.
Contributed by: Mrs. Bashe Simon, Director of Libraries