Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Librarian Kimmy Szeto, Accomplished Musician

The Library is very excited to highlight a musical event featuring the world premiere of the chamber ensemble arrangement for Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish," by Cataloging and Metadata Librarian Kimmy Szeto. The concert will take on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 7:30 PM at DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York. On the same program will be works by prominent composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Aureliano Cattaneo, the 2013 grand prize winner and runner-up of the State of Salzburg Music Competition.

For details of this event, visit the Argento Chamber Ensemble website,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Librarians Present at METRO New York Library Council Annual Conference

Librarians Elizabeth Berilla, Kimmy Szeto, and Joseph Williams took distinction in presenting a well-attended project briefing entitled “Three Books to the Wind: Reflections of Three Ship Librarians aboard the EMPIRE STATE VI.”  Their summary of experiences and challenges highlight the services of Elizabeth, Kimmy, and Joe as the ship’s librarians in 2010 and 2012, including print, digital, and popular services offered by the library underway.  Congratulations on a successful presentation!

The Librarians of the Stephen B. Luce Library are pleased to have attended the METRO New York Library Council Annual Conference on January 15, 2013.  The Conference, which was rescheduled from October 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, challenged librarians, museum curators, communications professionals, and archivists to consider challenges to collections during a time of great transition, digitization, and collaboration amongst organizations.  Maritime College joined presenters from institutions such as Brooklyn College, New York University, Columbia University, New York City Department of Education, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Public Library, Archivists Roundtable, and the New York Philharmonic.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mapping the Future of the Academic Library

Congratulations to Library Director and Department Chair, Constantia Constantinou, for her role in the roundtable discussion on the future of academic libraries, roles of librarians, and the library as a physical and virtual space.  Ms. Constantinou represented Maritime College at the meeting, which was attended by representatives from Columbia University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, the American Museum of Natural History, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the New York Botanical Garden, and St. John's University.

This discussion was part of a larger research project on mapping the future of the academic library by the Gensler Firm. Copies of the rountable report are available in the Stephen B. Luce Library upon request.