Alumni News: August 2010

David S. Mao (MSLS 1999) has been appointed to the newly created position of Deputy Law Librarian of Congress, in which he will manage the Library of Congress Law Library’s global legal research portfolio, including the Global Legal Information Network. He previously worked for the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service.

Robyn Rebollo (MSLS 1997) was a co-presenter at the National Vivo Conference (Enabling National Networking of Scientists) in New York in August 2010. Her presentation is titled: “Building an Australian User Community for VIVO: Profiling Research Data for the Australian National Data Service.” VIVO conference site: http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/vivo/

Sister Charlene Smith (MSLS 1987) has co-written “Thea’s Song: The Life of Thea Bowman” (Orbis Books, 2010), the first major biography of CUA alumna Sister Thea Bowman (FSPA, MA, 1970; Ph.D. 1973), a bridgebuilder between racial groups, who has been discussed by many as a possible candidate for beatification.

Kee Malesky (MSLS 1986) is the author of “All Facts Considered, the Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge” (Wiley, 2010), a collection of interesting and unusual facts she has accumulated over two decades as a librarian at NPR. A book-signing is scheduled for October 26, 2010, 6:30 p.m., at Borders Books (18th & L Streets NW, DC).

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