On Thursday, October 26, 2023, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its 12th annual Harvest of Ideas reception in the Linderman Library Rotunda for faculty who published or edited a book or composition during the previous year. Greg Reihman, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, Bill George, Chair of the Friends of Lehigh University Library Programming Committee, and Jasmine Woodson, Assistant University Librarian for Instruction and Outreach & Education Librarian, presided over the celebration.

Reihman and Nadav-Manes spoke with enthusiasm about the new LTS Strategic Plan, a cornerstone of which is to strengthen support for research and scholarship as Lehigh advances further into innovative and impactful research futures. George and Woodson underscored this through remarks about community engagement and the societal significance of Lehigh's breadth of research.

The Faculty Authors collection represents a range of scholarly output, and this year's additions include monographs, textbooks, a children's book, short stories, poetry, and more by faculty from across Lehigh’s colleges. A copy of each book authored by Lehigh faculty is added to Special Collections and noted in the library catalog. Faculty-authored books are also on display in the Linderman Library reading room.

About the Friends

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries support engaging library programs, activities, and services to advance the excellence of Lehigh Libraries. To become a member or learn more, visit Joining the Friends.

Faculty honored and their book titles included:

  • Tim Betz, Making History Makerspaces for Museums and Historic Sites
  • Matthew Bush, Other Americans: The Art of Latin America In the US Imaginary
  • Ilhan Citak, Nadas Yılkı Aheste
  • LaToya Council, Love Without Bounds: An IntersectionAllies Book about Families
  • Christine Daley, The Complexities of American Indian Identity in the Twenty-First Century
  • Sean Daley, The Complexities of American Indian Identity in the Twenty-First Century
  • Maryann DiEdwardo, Teaching Peace through Transformative Literature and Metaethics
  • Anthony DiMaggio, Fake News in America: Contested Meanings in the Post-Truth Era
  • Bill Gaudelli, Pedagogy of Global Events: Insights from concerts, film festivals and social network happenings
  • Eduardo Gomez, Junk Food Politics: How Beverage and Fast Food Industries are Reshaping Emerging Economies
  • Steven L. Goldman, Science Wars: The Battle Over Knowledge and Reality
  • Arnold Marder, The Metallurgy of Zinc Coated Steel
  • Cheryl Matherly, Internationalization and Imprints of the Pandemic on Higher Education Worldwide
  • William E. Schiesser, Modeling of Post-Myocardial Infarction
  • Charles Smith, Introduction to Graduate Fluid Mechanics
  • Roslyn Weiss, Hasdai Crescas: Collected Writings
  • Bruce Whitehouse, Enduring Polygamy: Plural Marriage and Social Change in an African Metropolis
  • Israel Wachs, Springer Handbook of Advanced Catalyst Characterization
  • Stephanie Watts, We Are Only Taking What We Need (2nd edition)
  • Emily Weissbourd, Bad Blood: Staging Race Between Early Modern England and Spain
  • Shellen Wu, Birth of the Geopolitical Age: Global Frontiers and the Making of Modern China
  • Nobuko Yamasaki, Passing, Posing, Persuasion: Cultural Production and Coloniality in Japan’s East Asian Empire

Photo credit: Kathy Frederick