Touro College Honors Faculty Authors
New York, N.Y. — Touro College Libraries hosted the second annual Faculty Appreciation reception honoring the authors of the 2012 Touro Faculty Publications at its midtown Manhattan campus.
“Our mission as educators is not only to share information and skills with our students, but to apply our expertise and experience to push the boundaries of our collected knowledge,” said Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College. “This publication not only demonstrates the success and vibrancy of The Touro College and University System’s publishing capability, but it enables us to engage with and contribute to the global research community.”
The Touro College Libraries staff created and maintained the faculty publications database, which to date has collected more than 2,400 bibliographic citations. In the past year, 166 authors were published, up from 125 the year before. In addition to entering the scholarly publications of the Touro authors into the database, the Library staff collects and edits all of the material garnered from the faculty in the form of an annual book.
Dr. Kadish said that he is proud of the caliber and content of the database because in addition to demonstrating Touro’s commitment to the ideals of its intellectual tradition, “it promotes academic collaboration and fosters the growth of the Touro research community.”
Bashe Simon, Touro’s director of libraries who Dr. Kadish singled out for her hard work on the database, said that one of the foundations of an institute of higher learning is the scholarship produced by its faculty and staff.
“Touro’s faculty has produced research and scholarship in many fields, including science, medicine, art, literature and history for many years,” she said. “It is the responsibility and privilege of the libraries to collect these materials and create a publications database worthy of our faculty and our school.”