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Faculty Discuss Educational Expectations at Roundtable

Joe Siry, professor of art and art history, spoke at the Academic Technology Roundtable April 12 in Olin Library’s Devlin Room. The topic was “General Education Expectations in Division I: What should students who are not majoring in the arts and humanities get from their arts and humanities courses?” Siry teaches architecture classes and suggested that history be an expectation of Wesleyan students.

3 Staff Members Retire from Olin, Science Libraries

Pat Tully, third from left, hosted a reception March 4 in the Smith Reading Room to honor three long-time library staff members who are retiring from Wesleyan this year. The librarians are, from left, Roberta Raczka, Science Library assistant in circulation; Linda Marquis, Science Library assistant in access services and at far right, Ann Marino, Olin Library administrative assistant and facilities coordinator.

Pat Tully, third from left, hosted a reception March 4 in the Smith Reading Room to honor three long-time library staff members who are retiring from Wesleyan this year. The librarians are, from left, Roberta Raczka, Science Library assistant in circulation; Linda Marquis, Science Library assistant in access services and at far right, Ann Marino, Olin Library administrative assistant and facilities coordinator.

Ann Marino worked in Olin Library 41 years. Marino recalls chats with author William Manchester and playwright, Elia Kazan. "Elia and my Dad had a love for growing vegetables in the garden. They were both proud of what they grew and would quietly compete with each other over who had the better zucchini or tomato. When Elia would find out that my dad didn’t grow a certain vegetable, he would send over one of his to my parent’s and say 'try this.' with a smile on his face. This would go on over the growing season to see who could top each other. It was a barrel of laughs," she says. Marino also was touched when Wesleyan flew a flag at half-staff in honor of her mother, Helen Marino, who was a long-time employee at Wesleyan.

Ann Marino worked in Olin Library 41 years. Marino recalls chats with author William Manchester and playwright, Elia Kazan. "Elia and my Dad had a love for growing vegetables in the garden. They were both proud of what they grew and would quietly compete with each other over who had the better zucchini or tomato. When Elia would find out that my dad didn’t grow a certain vegetable, he would send over one of his to my parent’s and say 'try this.' with a smile on his face. This would go on over the growing season to see who could top each other. It was a barrel of laughs," she says. Marino also was touched when Wesleyan flew a flag at half-staff in honor of her mother, Helen Marino, who was a long-time employee at Wesleyan.

Roberta Raczka worked in the Psychology Library and the Science Library for 21 years.

Roberta Raczka worked in the Psychology Library and the Science Library for 21 years. Pictured, she is speaking to Scott Plous, professor of psychology.

Linda Marquis has worked in the Science Library for 22 years. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Linda Marquis has worked in the Science Library for 22 years. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Andrew Klein: Science Librarian Manages Geological Map Collection

Andrew Klein, science librarian, acts as the liaison between the libraries and the NSM faculty, conducts personal research sessions with science students, teaches information literacy sessions for science classes.

Andrew Klein, science librarian, acts as the liaison between the libraries and the NSM faculty, conducts personal research sessions with science students, and teaches information literacy sessions for science classes. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Q: Andrew, you are Wesleyan’s new science librarian. What can you tell us about the library?

A:  We have nearly 200,000 books and thousands of online journals on every science topic imaginable. With a great study environment and a friendly, helpful staff, the Science Library is the best place to go for science information!