The Main campus library community is excited to host the second annual CNM Authors Reception, said Reference Librarian Olivia Baca.
This event, which will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. will recognize faculty and staff who have had works published in 2011 and 2012, said Baca.
“CNM Authors is a CNM college recognition event, so we are recognizing faculty or staff who have published or composed creative works,” said Baca.
There will be a 30 minute period for guests to browse all the works being recognized. The collection will include artwork, journals, full length novels and more, said Baca.
Don Bullis, a New Mexico centennial author, will be the keynote speaker and will also be recognized for his works, said Baca.
More than 40 faculty and staff members were recognized in the inaugural reception, and so far there are 30 participants for the 2012 event, said Baca.
“Before this started, I didn’t realize how many people did so many different kinds of scholarship. This really brings it all together” said Baca.
This can be a good way demonstrating to students that there are ways to build on the research and the writing done in school, said Baca.
“I remember the keynote speaker last year, and I think she spoke about her experiences as a student reading the work of her professors I think that’s a great way to think about it,” said Erin Radcliffe, part time instructor in Communications, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Radcliffe said she is also one of the instructors who will be recognized this year for her work in a poetry publication that runs seasonally.
After the event, many of the publications will be available for checkout from the library, and the artwork will be on display through Thursday for those who cannot make it on Tuesday, said Baca.
“If you’re a student that has time, or a faculty member who has been published in the past but won’t be recognized this time, we still welcome you to attend — certainly staff members as well,” said Baca.